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Wow. Drove the battery empty coming home from the dealer, plugged into a JuiceBox Pro 32, at 7:45, and at 9:45, it's 95%.
Driver's seat is more comfy (Premier). Appears to still be limited to 120kW thrust and 60kW regen. Adaptive is smoother in heavy traffic. LKA is a joke, not as good as 2017, which is not a complement since LKA sort of sucked.

Might AutoX it this weekend, but I doubt it handles better or worse than 2016/2017.

Also might AutoX the new 2019 I-Pace EV400. I have a pretty good idea which will win. :p
 
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Car reports FULL at 2h15m but JuiceBox says it's still charging at 2.68 kW? Eh? Cooling? Conditioning?

JuiceBox pushed a total of 16.6 kWh of wall power into it when it cut down to 0 kW at 2h25m.

Pretty much, charging after 2hr with a strong L2 charger is not worth your time if you are waiting.
 

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The 2019 will charge at 7.2kW (32 amp). Going out in style!
 

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^ This. It can charge over night from just a 15 amp 120v wall socket when set to 12a.

But more importantly, it has a gasoline generator included with each purchase, so charging speed is not critical.

How many times have we charged it at 7kW? Twice. Normally it's parked where there is already a 16a L2 charging. Always ready in the morning.

This is why I keep referring to the Volt as the most pragmatic EV yet developed. It doesn't even tell you where you must stop and eat. Amazing!
 

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The most important factor in the 7kW charging is remote charging.
Grabbing 25 miles while you go shopping often cost the same as grabbing 12 miles worth if they are Per Hour.
Which can make the difference between pure EV, or running in Hybrid.
 

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60 amps at the panel, 80% constant load, 86% efficiency, 3 miles per kWh, is 300 miles a night, or 2100 miles a week of EV fuel.

It would only take 32 amps to charge four 2019 Volts per night if they were 100% empty.

But then again, 48 amps is all it takes to charge four 2011-2018 a night if empty without buying a single EVSE. The factory ones will do 12a x 240vac with a simple modification for 2011-2015, and no modification from 2016-2019.
 
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