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Level 2 Charging Question

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I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I'm a bit confused. I have a 2018 Volt Premier and I'm looking to install level 2 charging at my house. I have a couple of questions because I read that I should have a 40amp breaker in the panel and I thought I could use a 30amp for the Volt. I'm also interested in being prepared for the future as much as possible without having to run a new line.

(1) Can I get away with this? Install a 30amp breaker in the panel with a 30amp line run to garage into a 240v 30amp outlet?

(2)Am I better off running 40amp or 50amp line from the breaker to the garage with the 30amp breaker and outlet (or do I need a 40amp breaker and outlet?)?

I have gotten some quotes and the higher amp line run is obviously more expensive so wondering your thoughts if I want to keep cost reasonable but also future proof. One of the electricians mentioned that he believes the amp ratings will come down in the future anyway, is this true?

Thanks for your help for a new and slightly confused Volt owner!
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We are building a new home and having a 240V/50amp line installed (6/3 Romex) It will initially be protected by a 50amp breaker but I'm told I can install a lessor amp breaker as needed based on the EVSE I use.

I'm looking to buy a Clipper Creek HCS 50 either hardwired or with a NEMA 14-50 plug. I need to decided quick as the electrician working on my house needs this info NLT Tues when they finish wiring my house.

See my post asking for help.
My LCS-25 has been in operation for 4+ years and for 18 months it supported two Volt's. These things are bullet proof. I'm going to offer it for sale when we move into our new home in Jan. I just bought a CC HCS-50P for our new home.
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