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  1. City Adopts EV Charging Station Ordinance, One Year Later: 300 Plugs Approved!

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    The City of San Luis Obispo, California adopted an ordinance that required EV charging stations at every new development. CA code requires just the infrastructure for future stations. The city took it a step further and required the actual charging station. As a result, in just one year there...
  2. Residual-current circuit breaker blocks frequently

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi guys, Sorry for my english, I dont really know the technical terms in this case. I just bought an Ampera, a new charging point have been planted into my garage. My ampera hits off the Residual-current circuit breaker (the left on the picture) every first time when I plug it in. Then I...
  3. Best current method to check charging status remotely?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi all - new member and a new Volt owner (2013). Been eyeing them for a while and finally bit the bullet. Love the car so far, but have a few things to figure out yet! What I want: ability to see battery charge/charging progress on my phone (Android) when away from vehicle, but maybe within...
  4. Charging stats not showing charging less than 1 KWH on website

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I've only started using this functionality recently because I need to keep track of my charging a little more than I used to. In case you are wondering, the shared garage in my condo has us sharing the electricity for the garage and I want to be fair about paying for my EV charging. I...
  5. 2017 Chevy Volt L2 Charging Setup Using Dryer Outlet Concerns

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hey everyone! new chevy volt owner here. I have a 2017 Chevy Volt LT. I have the OEM Charger (EVSE). I am in the process of using my 30amp dryer outlet to charge my Chevy volt. the part where it gets tricky (at least to me) is that i still need to use my dryer outlet for my dryer. So then i...
  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 there a way to use the cigarette lighter port without turning on the car?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I fly drones for commercial work. I need to charge batteries from the cigarette port. Is this possible or do I have to leave the car on to charge the drone batteries? In other words, is there "ACC/ACCESSORY position"? Thanks in advance.
  8. Level 2 Charging Question

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I'm a bit confused. I have a 2018 Volt Premier and I'm looking to install level 2 charging at my house. I have a couple of questions because I read that I should have a 40amp breaker in the panel and I thought I could use a 30amp for the Volt. I'm also...
  9. Plug Lubrication

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    My 2018 Volt plug-in to the car has always been a chore. After 10 months, I had hoped it would loosen up, but no dice. Any solutions to this issue? TIA
  10. When do you charge it?

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Seems like a basic question but I am getting conflicting answers. Bought a 2018 Volt LT about 3 weeks ago and want to make sure the main battery lasts as long as possible. I didn't see anywhere in the manual if it is okay to charge the battery at any time or only when completely dead. I...
  11. Why does my Gen1 do this? Seems to deplete the first 3kwh of charge *FAST*

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have a 2013 chevy volt. My workplace is 35 miles away. If I leave the house, my "charge meter" says I estimate about 40 to 38 miles usually. as soon as I start driving, the meter drops... almost instantly.... its 40....39..38...37..36.. and then sits at 29 and begins...
  12. Charge-to-full time (18.4kWh at 3.6kW?)

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm considering buying a PHEV to save gas money for my daily commute: My drive is 21.7 miles, 18.0 miles of which is on a fairly-flat 65mph highway (75mph average speed). I have access to a level-2 charger at work for 3-hours max/day. Despite searching multiple forums and websites, I can't seem...
  13. Charging indicator - double short green flashes?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    About a week ago, whilst sat in my 'home office', I heard my Rolec charge point clunk (it is just outside my office window.) Knowing the car was fully charged hours ago and the indicator was giving short green flashes I looked out to see if it was drawing power and noticed the car's indicator...
  14. Service High Voltage Charging System (codes: P1E00, P0AA6 and P1FFF) : Software Bug

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    2012 Chevrolet Volt. About 11 months ago I received a software update to my Volt. A few days ago, my car refused to charge and produced the message, “Service High Voltage Charging System” with the diagnostic codes of P1E00, P0AA6 and P1FFF. I took the car to Priority Chevrolet in...
  15. What's the best current EVSE for my Gen2?

    Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Pun intended... With our 2012 Volt, I bought the original BLINK station and installed it in my garage. It is a huge unit with wifi, scheduling, energy calculations, intelligence, adaptive circuitry, and much more to go wrong, and once in a while (monthly?) it generates a self-test fault that...
  16. Level 2 charging speed slower than normal

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Gen2 Volt
    Hi everyone, So I am trying to charge my 2017 Volt using a level 2 charger from ClipperCreek (LCS-20). The charger clearly outputs 16A of current and even lists a 4.5 hour charge time for this car; however, when I plug it in, I always get a full charge in 5 hours and 15 minutes. Why could this...
  17. 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...
  18. Setting expectations when fans run while charging in garage

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I have a 2017 Gen2 Premier Volt which I acquired in November. I use the included destination charger each night, usual stuff. What's changed is the temperature.(April) I live in Charlotte, NC and in my garage its currently 89 degrees. I was quite surprised when I heard for the first time fans...
  19. Using a dryer outlet for both the dryer and the Volt

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I just bought at 2015 Chevy Volt. Charging on 120 is not my favorite, but my circuit breaker is full, so at this time, I cannot add another 220 outlet. I can, however, get my car close enough to the house to thread the power cord that came with the car through the dryer vent to access the dryer...
  20. GFCI and Charging

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    After almost 8 months and about 10,000 miles, I finally swapped out the GFCI outlet that I'd been using to charge my 2017 Volt. Replacing it with a normal outlet has completely eliminated the sporadic and annoying habit it used to have of intermittently interrupting the charging due to a "ground...