SparkE wrote:The Spark is a great small car - I really like it
SparkE wrote: there's no need to exaggerate or lie about it.
I believe it's a difference of semantics. You and I equate the "fastest charging" as the one that has the highest rate of speed (ie 55kw Spark (from owner's manual) vs 68kw Ioniq (Bjorn Nyland real world testing (highest confirmed?)) Ioniq is clearly "faster"). BlogSpot interprets (I believe) "fastest charging" as the EV you plug in at a fast charger at 0% ,charge to 100%, and finishes the quickest. I believe, by his definition, he MAY actually be right.
While there are EVs that charge at a higher rate of power (this is what I initially took issue with), he MAY actually be correct saying there is no other EV, currently, that can charge it's battery fully 0-100% quicker. On paper the Ioniq should beat it, but from what I've seen, it won't fast charge to 100%, 94% is what I repeatedly see. Even transitioning to level 2 charging immediately, would most definitely lead to a slower 100% charge, compared to the SPARK EV, which from my experience, will fast charge to 100%.
The Kia Soul EV can charge at 100 kW - much faster than the Spark EV. 100 kW, usable capacity of pack is 27 kWh : 3.7C.
To the best of my knowledge, the Soul EV charging at 100kw (or anywhere near that), is purely theoretical. According to Wikipedia and other sources, there aren't any Chademo plug DCFC stations exceeding 62.5kw. Until I see credible documentation, I'll remain a skeptic
I appreciate the spirited discussion!