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  1. Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I just purchased a 2019 Volt. I am wanting to install a front parking camera, however I am not too sure where I should tap into for power. Most install instructions I can find are for rear parking cameras, and they tap into the brake light. I thought about using the daytime running lights...
  2. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Just drove home a new '15 Volt and am deciding on how to best set up my home charging station. I could really use some knowledgable advice, preferably from electricians or others who've fully researched this. (I didn't see a "Volt/EV 101" section in the FAQ, so please excuse if these are covered...
  3. Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    I recently purchased a license plate style backup camera. I've run a hidden RCA cable all the way from the camera to the front console, through the inside of the radio console, and up into the mini-glove box that is in the center of the dash through the hidden hole under its pad, that line works...
  4. Li-Ion Battery, Charging, Mgmt System - Chevy Volt
    So, I've had my 2013 Volt for a year and have been happy to charge overnight with the 110v EVSE but have wanted the 220v one for the weekends and in case we ever get a second EV. When we got the car, I qualified for the DOE subsidized Blink charger but since we were in the process of sellingt...
  5. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I know many have horror stories about SPX, but it was painless and quick for me. Ordered their $495 Voltec, they came back to me with an installation cost. They were going to install it last week, but I was in Bogota for business, so we scheduled it for this morning. They gave me a window of...
  6. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I decided to get the 240v unit primarily for preconditioning in winter months, but I do like the faster 4 hour recharge too. I have used it more than once to fully charge the Volt twice in a day after some heavy, battery depleting driving. I have a 240v dryer outlet midway between the main...
  7. Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I have a 30 amp 240v dryer outlet in the basement that is 50' from the garage (about 95' total from panel to garage). Looks like it uses #10 wire— it's unmarked, but definitely larger diameter than #12 by maybe 1.5x. Because I have an existing gas line for a gas dryer, I'm thinking of...
  8. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    In this article, it was announced that Best Buy and Ford would soon offer a charging station for $1500 installed: "Available shortly at 1,200 Best Buys nationwide and through Best Buy’s website, the home charging stations will retail for around $1,499, including installation." The nice thing...
  9. Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    It seems like the electric utilities and especially the "charger" manufacturers are going out of their way to portray level 2 charging stations as exotic rocket science. Exorbitant installation charges, paid site surveys, certified installers traveling from afar, etc. This isn't the case...
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