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Old 12-05-2019, 08:16 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I can get 30amp circuit by ditching line out to the mini-barn/shed in the back yard. I never go in there during the dark nor use power tools there, so kind of a waste for me (the previous owner did more things in there), but to get a 50 amp circuit would take a lot.

Probably will settle for a 30 amp plug, as it will be much cheaper for my situation.

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Well just converting a 120v circuit to 240v doubles the charging speed without need of upgrading the wiring. Swap a breaker out and you're good to go. That's what I did when converting a 240v circuit to 120v for a high amp AC.
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
So I now know 3 people who have bought Bolts

I just found out yesterday that one of them doesn't even have a level 2 (240v) charger at their place. They've been charging it on the standard 120V garage plug since they got it.

You would be forgiven for thinking that it might be easy to get away with a wall plug if you don't drive very much. But they've put 66,000 km (41k mi) on the car in just over 2 years. That's more driving than the average car.

One of the benefits of a big battery -- lots of buffer if you don't replace 100% of the previous trip kilometers before your next trip..
I was fully planning on buying a Bolt and doing just that until the DMV raised first year title + registration to $665 making my Insight a much better value.
(And they are talking about doubling that again)

By my math because I can charge at home and at work my 250 miles of weekend travels are easily possible in a Bolt on L1
so long as my 12 miles daily is taken into account and doesn’t vary excessively.
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We only charge at home in a 110 socket in our garage for our Leaf... We do have to make sure no one uses the microwave while it is plugged in because they put the microwave and the garage on the same circuit. (facepalm)

That's funny! But again, it would probably work for a lot of people.

Kind of drives me nuts when you read uninformed people saying "there isn't enough charging infrastructure for people to have EV's!"

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Wow, I estimate that's an average of 14 kWh per day. Do you know if they are using the stock EVSE? I think it has a max output of 12A, so that/s 1.4 kW, or 10 hours of charging per day.

They're stock. 10 hours isn't that bad - overnight, basically.

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