Yeah, I wasn't counting the Volt but probably should have. The BMW I wasn't aware, but of course it's not really a PHEV. The REx does nothing to move the car, it only charges the battery.
It seems the overall battery size seems to dictate the charger capacity. Anything with less that around 16 kW batteries have 3.7 kWh or smaller chargers. Cross that size and you get 6.5 kWh or greater. I agree that a 3.6 kWh charger is insufficient for a BEV that is driven extensively, but if I upgraded today to a BEV I wouldn't be in a big hurry to get a new EVSE. Even at 3.6 kWh, I would get more that 50-60 miles overnight easily, which is more than enough for my typical driving. But yes, I would eventually get at least a 40 amp charger. Plus don't forget, there a significant price difference between a 16 amp charger and even a 32 amp. I paid less than $200 for mine (around $165 if I remember correctly), while a 40 amp unit would be about triple (or more). So I can see only getting what you need for now.
2019 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium
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