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I know the Volt Premier automatically comes with the new 7.2 kW onboard charger that can provide up to 22 miles per hour if charged with a 240-volt charging unit (once you get one installed at the house), but my question is this: what do they mean by "7.2 kW ONBOARD charger?" I pre-ordered a custom-built LT without the $750 fast charger because the dealer told me I can add it after I get the car for much less (I think he was referring to the charge station at home, which makes sense), but is the LT itself somehow different from the Premier in its ability to be quickly charged? I ask because of the wording "7.2 kW onboard charger," which implies it is something in the car itself (not the home charger) that makes it capable of fast charging, in which case my custom build needs to have that added to it rather than leaving it out (if I'm making any sense). The dealer said "Order without it and then get the faster charger after the fact for a lot less," but I'm worried that if I just get the LT without the add-on, it won't be fast-charging capable (clearly this is my first electric care, so thank you for being patient as I try to make sense of it all). Is the LT inherently different from the Premier when it comes to charging? I really wanted all the bells and whistles of the Premier without leather seats, but that's not an option with American cars, which sucks (they force you to get leather if you want a wireless cell phone charger, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams, for example, which makes no sense as those things have nothing to do with the seats). Sigh.. That's a story for another day. My main concern is the charging option. Do I need to add it to the custom build or is the dealer correct in suggesting I add it after the fact for a lot less?