Thanks. That helped a lot! Any recommendations on a home charger? The Flo G5 or EVDuty were the two recommended to me by the one company I am in contact with.
I am not familiar with those brands. The EVSE manufacturers that are most discussed/recommended on the Volt forums here include: Clipper Creek (CC), JuiceBox, ChargePoint and Duosida. Chevrolet offers a Level II home charging solution that includes having an electrician come to your home to install the wiring and a Bosch Level II EVSE. If you are installing a 240V 50amp circuit, indoors in a garage, the EVSE does not have to be hard wired and you can ask the electrician install a NEMA 14-50R outlet receptacle. This makes it easy to remove, replace or upgrade the EVSE. I am most familiar with the CC brand. I purchased a CC model LCS-20P. The LCS-20P is recommended by CC for the Volt, it can fully recharge the Volt in 4.5 hours. The CC LCS-20P EVSE can be ordered with the NEMA 14-50 power plug or a number of other standard 240V plug configurations or for hard wiring into an electrical junction box. You can purchase an EVSE that is capable of supplying up to 32 or 40 amps, for future use, but the Volt won't charge any faster than if you use a Level II EVSE such as the CC LCS-20P that can supply up to 16 amps. The higher amperage rated EVSE will cost a bit more, have thicker gauge wiring and charging cord. If you are planning to someday replace or augment your Volt with a fully electric vehicle then it would make sense to purchase one of these higher power EVSE. An EVSE should last up to 10 years, essentially the life of the plug-in vehicle. One reason to wait to buy a higher power EVSE until you actually need the additional power it can provide is that the technology will continue to improve and the cost should come down somewhat. In 2010/11 when the Gen I Volt was released there were fewer EVSE manufacturers, the cost of the EVSE was $1000 or more. Today the cost of the same EVSE is half or less.
Shown above is my CC LCS-20P with NEMA 14-50 plug and receptacle. The NEMA 14-50R is mounted above 48 inches in my garage as per code. The 14-50R receptacle was installed rotated 90 degrees to the left so that the ground terminal pin is facing to the right instead of down (the electrical code does not specify the orientation of the receptacle.) The writing on the NEMA 14-50R junction box is electrician speak intended for the benefit of the county inspector or another electrician. The 50 amp circuit is connected to the basement subpanel (SP) on the other side of the house, via ~70 ft of 4-wire #6 armored cable.
The weatherized outlet to the right is on a 20 amp circuit that is shared with half of my kitchen that is located on the other side of the brick wall. I used this outlet with my Level I EVSE for several months until I could get the 50 amp circuit installed.