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I'm a new Volt owner. Just took delivery of my 2018 LT last week. In looking at options for public charging, I found that EVgo charges $1.50/hr for Level2 charging? Am I missing something here?

So, 4.5 hours to fully charge would be $6.75 for the (rated) range of 53 miles. That's >12cents/mile. At $2.75 per gallon, I could get as poor as 23 MPG and still save money by just burning gasoline.

Granted I wouldn't go for the full 4.5 hours to charge. Nevertheless, the cents per mile would remain the same (assuming a linear charge rate).

Appears to be cost INaffective. :confused:
 

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Doesn't sound like a good deal to me. A full charge at home costs me $1 and all the public chargers around here are free.
 

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I'm a new Volt owner. Just took delivery of my 2018 LT last week. In looking at options for public charging, I found that EVgo charges $1.50/hr for Level2 charging? Am I missing something here?

So, 4.5 hours to fully charge would be $6.75 for the (rated) range of 53 miles. That's >12cents/mile. At $2.75 per gallon, I could get as poor as 23 MPG and still save money by just burning gasoline.

Granted I wouldn't go for the full 4.5 hours to charge. Nevertheless, the cents per mile would remain the same (assuming a linear charge rate).

Appears to be cost INaffective. :confused:
Charging a 2016 - 2018 Volt using public charging is advisable if it is free. It may be worth using if the cost is ~$.20 per kWh ($0.70/hour). A 2019 Volt with the 7.2kW on-board charger would charge twice as fast as the 2018 Volt but it will still be less expensive to charge at home or probably be less expensive to just use gas.
 
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