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Since there is an available 220v EVSE I'm guessing the OEM is 110v. However, '16 & '17 Volt OEM is 110v with 220v capability using a simple adapter.

It is entirely possible that GM could ship OEM adapters like some dual-voltage aftermarket equipment.

I saw a video recently where the GM rep described the 220v unit as being able to get financing either with a lease or purchase.
 

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My understanding is the 120 V, L1 EVSE is an additional option. It's several hundred dollars, too, IIRC.

I have a spare from my Volt, which I'll probably keep for emergencies, but I don't think anyone wants to be charging the Bolt on L1.
 

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If I end up with a Bolt, I would probably have to. Especially at the current place I rent. It's really no big deal since the Volt we had, was always charged up in plenty of time by morning, especially in 12AMP mode.
 

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Well, I'm in an apartment, so I can't charge at home. But I have charger access at work, plus I have a CCS charger right near where I regularly grocery shop.
 

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Since there is an available 220v EVSE I'm guessing the OEM is 110v. However, '16 & '17 Volt OEM is 110v with 220v capability using a simple adapter.

It is entirely possible that GM could ship OEM adapters like some dual-voltage aftermarket equipment.

I saw a video recently where the GM rep described the 220v unit as being able to get financing either with a lease or purchase.
It's a bit crazy to finance your future fuel source. I'm sure the 220V GM branded EVSE will cost more than a clipper creek. Has anyone seen any specs on how high of current the bolt can handle with an L2?
 

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Well, I'm in an apartment, so I can't charge at home. But I have charger access at work, plus I have a CCS charger right near where I regularly grocery shop.
Buying a pure EV while not being able to charge at home seems like a bad idea.
 

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Buying a pure EV while not being able to charge at home seems like a bad idea.
Except with 200+ miles of range, if you have the ability to charge elsewhere, it might work out. A guy at my office charges his Tesla model S as a local supercharger all the time. He has stopped charging at home because he doesn't have to.
 

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Buying a pure EV while not being able to charge at home seems like a bad idea.
Unless you had access to FREE SC like Tesla. The local SC is about 30 miles from my home so I could see dropping by once a week to fill up say on a Sunday morning, drink some coffee and catch up on e-mail.

But at current DCFC/CSS rates I don't think I'd want to use that as my sole charging source.

And if GM is only providing a Level I EVSE as the OEM EVSE that's going to upset a lot of folks. And hopefully the GM Level II EVSE is made by CC and comparable in cost.
 

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Has anyone seen any specs on how high of current the bolt can handle with an L2?
It's either 30 or 32A maximum (7.2KW is 30A at 240V). It might allow up to 32A at 208V. Either way it's a 40A circuit.

My understanding is the 120 V, L1 EVSE is an additional option. It's several hundred dollars, too, IIRC.

I have a spare from my Volt, which I'll probably keep for emergencies, but I don't think anyone wants to be charging the Bolt on L1.
The Bolt will ship standard with the same L1 EVSE as the Gen II Volt included. A second one is available as a dealer option.

If my wife gets a Bolt EV it will primarily be charged at L1 as her typical daily commute is only 15 miles RT. My Volt during the week will still be on L2 as I have the longer commute (26 miles RT) and will be using more juice. On weekends the Bolt EV will be our primary car for longer trips and then we will likely swap EVSE's for the weekend for that situation. In fact 95% of the days charging the Bolt EV at L1 8A will likely be sufficient for us.

My Open EVSE L2 is currently setup to deliver 16A on a 20A circuit @ a fairly true 240V. That's 3.8KW. So that will still meet our needs.
 

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Except with 200+ miles of range, if you have the ability to charge elsewhere, it might work out. A guy at my office charges his Tesla model S as a local supercharger all the time. He has stopped charging at home because he doesn't have to.
All that money to not go to the gas station, and he's spending 20 minutes at a Kwik Trip twice a week anyway....
 

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My understanding is the 120 V, L1 EVSE is an additional option. It's several hundred dollars, too, IIRC.

I have a spare from my Volt, which I'll probably keep for emergencies, but I don't think anyone wants to be charging the Bolt on L1.
It was an option for the Volt also. That meant you got a SECOND EVSE.
 

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All that money to not go to the gas station, and he's spending 20 minutes at a Kwik Trip twice a week anyway....
Well that's the best case scenario assuming the charger is operational and not congested...Also the MT review noted an extremely long charging time, we still don't know the exact details...

But I do give kudos to Ladogaboy, he's foregoing two major perks of EV ownership, convenience of plugging in at night and the low cost of off peak electricity...
 

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Here's the Bolt EVSE:



It appears exactly the same as the gen 2 Volt EVSE.
 

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The Bolt will ship standard with the same L1 EVSE as the Gen II Volt included. A second one is available as a dealer option.
Ah. That makes more sense. I never recalled seeing it as an option on the Volt, but I guess it wouldn't make sense to sell it without some sort of home charging adapter.
 

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My understanding is the 120 V, L1 EVSE is an additional option. It's several hundred dollars, too, IIRC.

I have a spare from my Volt, which I'll probably keep for emergencies, but I don't think anyone wants to be charging the Bolt on L1.
We're in the middle of moving and our new house has very easy access from panel to garage, so I may run a 240 circuit.

With that said, my commute is 32 miles per day. We would only take a 120 mile trip on some weekends. I could L1 charge and do just fine. Even if I plugged in at 0 range on Sunday at 6pm, Monday morning I'd be at 52, Tues morning at 72, Wed 92, Thurs 112, Fri 132, Sat 152... and ready for another short road trip. Add a little DCFC when absolutely needed at Wal Mart or Dunkin Donuts, and it would work.

I also think the poster with L2 charging at work will be fine with no charging at home, unless he travels a LOT on weekends, or his commute is over 100 miles round trip. Especially if there's a backup 110V outlet at work, just in case the L2 breaks, or he has access to CCS.
 

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Except with 200+ miles of range, if you have the ability to charge elsewhere, it might work out. A guy at my office charges his Tesla model S as a local supercharger all the time. He has stopped charging at home because he doesn't have to.
Uhoh, wait till Elon finds out that guy is abusing his local Supercharger...
 

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Here's the Bolt EVSE:



It appears exactly the same as the gen 2 Volt EVSE.
That's great news! Now we know it can be converted to L2, albeit only 12A. ~20 hours to charge from 0-full.
 

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That's great news! Now we know it can be converted to L2, albeit only 12A. ~20 hours to charge from 0-full.
Better than 120v, which takes......forever, officially. :p
 
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