I haven't seen anyone really documenting the DCFC charging speed change from 2.1 to 3.1 software. Well today I got a chance to drive 210 miles starting at 76% SOC first thing this morning and ending with 69% some 11 hours later with several stops during the day. Shopping, lunch, visit with my VW Dealer, and then headed back home. I planned the day leaving home for the second time with 61% SOC and made the various stops mentioned above and made a charge stop in Montgomery, AL at Sam's Club before the 60 mile drive home. I used a 150 kW stall, #4. It appeared to have very new cables on it so work has been done pretty recent.
I plugged in at 12% SOC, battery temp was 88F and ambient temp was 84F. I have 39,000 miles on my ID.4 and a little over 155 DCFC sessions since new. The charge quickly ramped up to 145 kW and the EA confirming email said the max for the session was 148 kW. With the previous 2.1 software 126 kW was the best I ever saw in similar conditions to today.
Has anyone else noticed similar charging speeds? Obviously I am very pleased.
I charged from 12% to 88% since the charging was faster than I was used to and I couldn't get out of Sam's fast enough. Charging speed at 88% SOC with I stopped it was 48 kW. Also much faster than with software ver 2.1 under similar conditions.