Thanks for the above answers! ^ I am starting to do a little homework on the charging of electric vehicles and based on what I've read here and other places it appears that "rapid charging" has some ill effects on the batteries. If I have interpreted what I've have read about this correctly, it looks like you should not rapid charge beyond 80% of capacity. Is this right? If so, why? Without going too far into the weeds can someone explain what the best practice is when it comes to re-charging an electric cars battery bank? Also, does the ID4 have a separate 12 volt battery and if so what is its purpose and how is it re-charged?
Frank Blome heads Volkswagen’s Center of Excellence for Battery Cells. In this interview he explains how batteries are changing the automobile and what drivers should know about charging their e-cars. ...
In the article above, Frank Blome (head Volkswagen’s Center of Excellence for Battery Cells) "Normal charging is better for the batteries than rapid charging, and charging the batteries up to just 80 instead of 100 percent also increases their service life." "In most cases 80 percent is more than enough. Many customers tend to drive short distances, like going to work or going shopping. The battery doesn’t have to be charged 100 percent for that."