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How do you charge your GM EV at home?

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I've saved a lot of money on some recent house projects by DIY'ing. So much that I've decided to allocate some funds to install a subpanel in my garage. It's still a WIP but it's coming along smoothly. I've installed a 6-20R outlet next to my parking spot and will be ordering a Duosida 16A EVSE soon.

How do you charge your GM EV at home?
 

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The poll needs a 4th option, with one being "Both L2 and L1". I primarily charge at 240C L2, but I also charge at 120V L1 when the garage is being used for a project as it has for the past month.
 

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I charge L2 at work and L1 at home. I'll be putting in L2 charging at home later this summer to assist my car during the cold winter nights.
 

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For 6+ years I have only used L1 charging in my garage. The only time my Volt has seen L2 charging was at the dealer after service visits (I do have to ask for it however). My electric provider has "off peak" rates from 7:00pm to Noon the following day (17 hrs) and all day Sat & Sun. Being retired helps keep life in the slow lane.

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Wireless?[/QUOTE]

Didn't even know this existed!

I use Clipper Creek L2 now after a few initial weeks of 110 charging. 19 hours at 8 amps was a bit lengthy for me, so I had a 220 installed. Now I'm happy. :)
 

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The "I don't charge/Charge away from home" is confusing. Does the OP simply mean don't charge at home?
Yes. For people who don't have the ability to charge at home, or don't even charge at all.
 

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I can see the confusion, but looking at the question asking specifically about home charging with the third option being "I don't charge at home but I charge at work or free charger.
 

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Didn't even know this existed!

I use Clipper Creek L2 now after a few initial weeks of 110 charging. 19 hours at 8 amps was a bit lengthy for me, so I had a 220 installed. Now I'm happy. :)[/QUOTE]

Yes but for some reason Plugless has not moved forward with completing development and offering an induction charging option for the Gen 2 Volt.
 

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I thought I read that they had a prototype working but stopped development for a production unit due to lack of interest.
 

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I use L1 for travel only. GE 40-amp L2 in the garage.

I installed a 125a sub panel on a 50-amp feed. I then pulled a 40-amp circuit from the sub-panel for the L2. I plan move circuits for the rest of the garage to this panel.
 

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I thought I read that they had a prototype working but stopped development for a production unit due to lack of interest.
Plugless is selling wireless charging for the Gen1, Gen2 is listed as in development. I doubt that there is much demand yet. If there was a universal wireless car charging standard which would make it possible to install wireless charging in public places then it would be a very attractive option but for home use only it's not worth the added expense (the Plugless kits are $3K).
 

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Yes. For people who don't have the ability to charge at home, or don't even charge at all.
If you couldn't charge at all why would you buy a Volt? As a pure hybrid the Malibu hybrid is a better choice than the Volt, it's cheaper, gets better gas mileage, shares the same Voltec drivetrain sans the 18Kwh battery, has power seats, a moon roof and it's roomier. What makes a Volt a Volt is that's it's a true electric car much of the time and that outweighs it's inadequacies which you would never tolerate in a $40K ICE car but if you never plug it in then you just have an expensive hybrid without powerseats.
 

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I Don't know if its been extended, but there was a federal tax credit incentive of 30% up to $1000 total credit value.

example: 3k plugless EVSE would be a $900 tax credit. That drops the cost substantially. But is still pricey. The wild card is the Installation cost. I DIY'd mine for the cost of components required for my situation. approx $50

But if you have hire the work done Add anywhere from $500 Adding a circuit to existing panel to $1500 If you need a main panel replacement.(Panel is Maxed out)

Btw, you could still have 2k bill even if you purchased a $300-$500 plug type EVSE if it required major Installation cost like a Main Panel change.

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Almost all of my home charging is overnight, and my car will fully charge in about 9 hours with Level 1, so I have not had any real need for Level 2 at home.
 

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I've saved a lot of money on some recent house projects by DIY'ing. So much that I've decided to allocate some funds to install a subpanel in my garage. It's still a WIP but it's coming along smoothly. I've installed a 6-20R outlet next to my parking spot and will be ordering a Duosida 16A EVSE soon.

How do you charge your GM EV at home?
That's exactly what I did.....I leave the Duosida plugged in 24/7.
 

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Ditto I have 2 6-20Rs in the shop for tools so the Volt and Dousida reside there.
 

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I Don't know if its been extended, but there was a federal tax credit incentive of 30% up to $1000 total credit value.

example: 3k plugless EVSE would be a $900 tax credit. That drops the cost substantially. But is still pricey. The wild card is the Installation cost. I DIY'd mine for the cost of components required for my situation. approx $50

But if you have hire the work done Add anywhere from $500 Adding a circuit to existing panel to $1500 If you need a main panel replacement.(Panel is Maxed out)

Btw, you could still have 2k bill even if you purchased a $300-$500 plug type EVSE if it required major Installation cost like a Main Panel change.

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The charger credit expired last year and even when it existed you didn't qualify if you paid AMT.
 
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