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  1. Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Couldn't find much info on recharging the Gen 2 battery with the onboard generator beyond Mountain Mode, so here's my limited experience: With the car on you can pop the hood to turn the engine on, and furthermore you can depress the accelerator to rev the engine, charging even faster! (With...
  2. Generation 2 Chevy Volt (2016-2020)
    Hello I'm interested in getting a Volt but it has to have fast charge. I realize this limits my options to 2019 Premier models as well as 2019 LT models that have it as an optional $750 upgrade. There's not really much out there for 2019 models yet and the vast majority are LT trim which leaves...
  3. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    This IS the next BIG thing even for NON automotive use. * Just imagine you can fast charge your smart phone in minutes along with x2 the current capacity. Amazing! I disregard many of the news reports from American researchers on batteries as they are usually only scientific rumors or someone...
  4. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Last week a came across two fast chargers at a Sheraton Hotel near my wife’s job. I was shocked (pun intended) to find the price was $9/hour. My wife, who will be buying a Bolt EV, said she would only use it in an emergency. Is $9/hour a fair price for fast charging?
  5. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Have any of you had experience with DC Fast Chargers (480V)? I heard they can charge your vehicle in less than 30 minutes. If you have used them, how long did it take to get a full charge and what does it cost? Are there some locations that allow you to use for free? Seems like there...
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