Shoes2468:empacher48: Just curious as I am due to replace my current car I use for the commute. So wondering about how a new Leaf or Ioniq would cope. .......
...... Obviously if you were serious you would want to test drive a round trip and when you do make sure to drive it like you were in a hurry, turn all the lights on and run the heater up hot to simulate worse case.....
Test driving is a good idea - the proof is in the driving. There are companies that do weekly hires of EV (although you may have to scratch around for one renting the latest models) as it will take the gamble out of the equation and give you confidence. Just be aware that you will probably get range performance less than expected during your test drive due to years of ingrained piston engine habits from driving ICE, so you don't really need to go too overboard running the heater flat out etc to stress the system - your right foot will be simulating a worse-case scenario just fine.
When I got my EV I initially got fairly poor range/economy due to driving it like an ICE - stuff like zooming up to red lights and jamming on the brakes (not giving the re-gen a chance to recoup energy) and giving it heaps of throttle off the line - everyone does this because ICE engines make no torque down low - but I was not accounting for the massive torque EV's have, and burning extra power to un-necessarily leave all the other cars in my dust like a boy racer.
Also sitting/crawling in traffic does wonders for an EV's range - the positive figures can help lower the stress caused by the traffic!
Also see if you can gently butter up your boss to install staff EV outlets, that will increase your EV options.
Without charging at work you are definitely looking at something in the 40Kw capacity. My 24kw would go flat 1/3 of the way home on such a commute. Don't be tempted by a 30kw that will 'just barely' do the job because it leaves very little head-room for battery deterioration etc.
I can 2nd the above - hi battery temperature is only an issue if you do multiple fast-charges in a day. I regularly do a 170 km open road journey where I do one fast charge along the way and the battery only gets 10-15 deg above ambient - no where near the danger zone.