Is $9/hour a fair price for fast charging?

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Is $9/hour a fair price for fast charging?

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Yes, but that's a reasonable price only if she reaches the charger needing a full charge. If she arrives with a half-full battery, it'll cost 40 cents per kWh. Unless it's a 75-mile commute each way, save your money and charge at home!For the Bolt, one hour is supposed to give you 80% charge. So roughly, assuming starting from 0% and that the usable energy of the Bolt's pack is 55 kWh, that's going to give about 45 kWh of energy.

So that's about 20 cents per kWh delivered.

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1. It appears that the charging station in question is only rated to

2. The price is prorated by the minute:

So, at only a meager 24kW, you're probably paying ~3x the price of the electricity. But realize that DCFC stations

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50kW, dual standard DCFC map coverage actual (green), incoming (orange), projected (blue) https://goo.gl/w2Xo1s

According to GM, one hour DCFC will add 160 miles of range. Now that is assuming a 50 kW charger, but that is the equivalent of paying 6 cents a mile, which is cheaper than any ICE vehicle traveling the same distance.

My expectation is that, when I get my Bolt and drive longer trips, I will be paying between $10 and $15 per hour for 50+ kW charging.

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