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  1. Can I use a Honda EV charger for my Volt?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    So, I found a Honda charger (it's made by Panasonic) at a local swap meet. It was $20, so I bought it. I figure it might be broken, but I can use the parts for when my stock, plastic Chevy charger wears out. The Honda charger has a much nicer nozzle. More metal parts. But how can I test this...
  2. What's an easy way to know if a 2019 Volt LT has 7.2 kW Quick Charge or not?

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    I'm asking for myself but also for clueless dealers who don't know whether their 2019 LT trim volts have the optional 7.2 kW fast charger or not. Easy ways to identify whether a Volt has the Quick Charge feature looking through used car sites like and visibly in person looking at...
  3. Advice needed re '14 Volt - dealer refusing L1 EVSE replace under Voltec

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi -- I have a 2014 Volt and the L1 EVSE just shorted out yesterday. It tripped the gfci outlet it was plugged into and when I reset it and tried again, the EVSE made a severe buzzing noise and the red light is now blinking. It did the same thing on other outlets too. I took the car to the...
  4. Selecting EV Home Charger

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Hi All, just purchased a used 2017 Volt (Toronto, Canada). First post to the forum. I'm trying to track down a home level 2 charger that has the following abilities. - Plug for 6-30 socket (but I'm sure I can get adapter right?) - I need to calculate at the end of each month the cost on a...
  5. 2014 Level 2 EVSE light shows charging, but Volt is on delayed

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    My 2014 Chevy Volt is always on delayed charging. This evening, I plugged in the charger. The car charger light indicates delayed charging (blinking green light) which normal, but my Bosch Level 2 Charger indicates charging. The Bosch Charger should be "ready mode", not charging mode. I have...
  6. 12v Charging Logic

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm installing a ham radio in my 2017 Volt and purchased a low voltage disconnect box which will start a timer below 12.8 volts and either disconnect the radio after 2 mins or when voltage hits 12.4 volts, whichever comes first. Thinking into this prior to installation, I realized this system is...
  7. ⚡️Is a 2016 Bolt / Volt evse/charge cord backwards compatible with the 2013 Volt?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    ⚡️Is a 2016 Bolt / Volt evse/charge cord backwards compatible with the 2013 Volt? I searched but could not find any backwards compatibility information regarding using a 2016 EVSE to charge a 1st generation 2013 Volt? Thanks everyone!
  8. Stock EVSE charges only when I lift the charge handle up 1/8" ?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It seems someone may have bumped my charger handle. No visible signs of damage or cracking to either the charge port or charger handle. The 110 EVSE works fine other than the slight lifting needed to make a full connection with the contacts. Any advice on fixing this issue?
  9. New 2018 Volt owner | 1st post to forum! | Charger / EVSE recommendation

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi everyone, New 2018 Volt Premier owner here! Seeking advice on recommended charger (or is it EVSE?) for home charging. - Can I get by with just the Level 1 charger? Which models do you recommend? - I would need at most a 10-12 foot cord given the configuration of my tiny garage and squeezing...
  10. Voltec warranty coverage for drive motor battery charger?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi Everyone, long time lurker, first time poster on the forum. I've enjoyed my 2013 Volt for many years and I have learned so much about my car from the great folks here, so thanks a ton! I'm hoping the experts here can answer a question I'm running into. Problem is that my Volt doesn't...
  11. Umm...hello

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hey all, I am new to this whole thing, Volt, forums, the like. I just purchased a (used) Volt and the 120v charger isn't working. It isn't covered under the Voltec warranty as stated by the dealership, and I am a social worker for the homeless. Any help would be great with tips, discounted...
  12. Stolen 120V charger; insurance runaround, please help

    Chevy Bolt EV Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs
    So my Volt had it's window smashed and the only thing of value in it (the 120V charger) was stolen. I have automotive/comprehensive and renter's insurance. Insurance being insurance, they each ping pong me off the other, claiming it is not their responsibility. My renter's claims, correctly...
  13. EVSE repair? Flashes Red Light 3x - 2013 Volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi - After a number of glorious years, my stock EVSE stopped working. The top light turns green and the bottom light flashes red three times, pauses, and then flashes red three times again. Rinse, repeat. I've tried different outlets with the same outcome. I took it to a dealership who...
  14. Charge cord caused an electrical fire? GM won't help

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    So, I have a 2012 Volt. I charge it using the 120 charger that comes with the car, plugged into a dedicated socket that is brand new in a brand new garage, and the breaker is a higher capacity breaker (according to electrician. And it looks bigger.)Brought the car into the dealership because a...
  15. Dual Station Charger

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    If anyone is interested, I found a pretty good deal on a dual station charger outside of Portland OR. It's new, in the box for $1500. Retail cost on these is around $4500 I believe. You can connect it to GE's network and collect payment for charging if you'd like. I'm not affiliated at all...
  16. GFIC keeps tripping?

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi there, New owner of pre-owned 2011 Volt. I installed an outdoor GFCI outlet on a 20a circuit. Attached to this outlet is a load of another GFCI outlet and lightbulb in the garage. Once a week or so, the GFCI trips. I tried replacing the GFCI with a new 20a GFCI outlet...still tripped. I...
  17. OpenEVSE: I wired it wrong

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    After many hours putting an OpenEVSE together, then weeks waiting for a NEMA 14-50 to be installed, and a few conversations with OpenEVSE about missing parts. I naively plug the charger into my plug. There's a nice click, the screen lights up (with no text) and nothing happens with my Volt. The...
  18. Condo Association adding chargers

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I'm not sure where this should go, so mods, feel free to move it where it belongs. I just did some research and wrote a lengthy email to my condominium association detailing options for adding charging to our parking lot. I think this might come in handy to someone in whole or in part, since I...
  19. 2011 Volt 110V Charger Issue

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Chevy Volt
    I have been using my 110V charger for the past year with no issues, but starting yesterday it no longer works -- the flashlight stays lit all the time (as if the trigger is being pulled), and the Volt doesn't beep when the charger is inserted. I tried unplugging it for 15 secs but same result...
  20. Charger Holder

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hello, I'm new to the forum and purchased a 2017 Volt about 3 weeks ago. I don't have a garage, so my Volt unfortunately sits out on my driveway. I keep the portable charger that came with the car nearby on my porch, next to the outlet. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any good ways...