Unless the station is free, you'll need an account. I recommend going to the company website for details.
You can't use a Tesla supercharger. You can use a Tesla destination charger with an adaptor. You can only use "Level 2" chargers from any of the other providers. Usually those charge by time, and Volts charge slowly enough that just burning the gas to get home instead is often more economical than paying for charging. Some free stations require an account for activation, though they may not charge for that.I'm new to the Volt family and have questions about charging at a public station (Tesla, charge point, electrify america, etc). How does this work?
I understand that I need an account but what I don't understand is how to use them. I have a Tesla to j1442 adapter but Tesla chargers are super chargers and can't use them. However, the chargers, at Walmart, are useable but the plugs are different. I'm just confused.Unless the station is free, you'll need an account. I recommend going to the company website for details.
I do charge at home. My question concerns about using a charging station when on the road. Also, I run the gas engine all the time.As hellsop stated don’t bother with public charging. Just plug in at home overnight on any 120V circuit. The little bit of money you spend on gas is negligible. Plus your ICE needs a good exercise once in a while. If your response is that you don’t have access to home charging, then the question would be why did you buy a Volt?
Most of the ChargePoint L2 stations were free back 10 years when they first installed them. You need the little swipe card to unlock it, which you’ll get when you enroll with them.I do charge at home. My question concerns about using a charging station when on the road. Also, I run the gas engine all the time.
supercharging right now is just about on par with gas, yes. however, home charging (especially when paired with solar) is much cheaper. i only supercharge our model 3 on road trips, otherwise i'm always charging at home where it costs me roughly 6c per mile (which goes down to 3-4c per mile when you factor in solar) vs 10c per mile with supercharging (or roughly the same when gas is $4/gal for a 40mpg ICE car).Those tesla chargers cost about as much as gas i hear.
I agree with the others. It's simply not worth it to charge at public chargers. It costs more than buying gasoline and it's very slow. Charge at home or work and run on gas when the charge runs out. That's why there's an engine in there.I'm new to the Volt family and have questions about charging at a public station (Tesla, charge point, electrify america, etc). How does this work?
Confusion is overcome with knowledge. The Volt charges very slowly to preserve battery life and increase safety, an intentional (12 year old) design. Its main operating criteria is to use the most efficient means available to propel the car. Newer EV's can charge very quickly, although overuse of fastcharging can degrade battery life. Today's customers demand this ability. Keep learning, you are a pioneer.I'm just confused.