Yes, The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Is DC Fast Charging Compatible: Video4
We can officially, officially put to rest the rumor of no DC charging compatibility in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chevrolet previously stated DC charging would be available, but we now know DC charging will officially be optional equipment for the EV. The brand has released its latest promotion video highlighting the three charging methods that will be available with the EV when it launches later this year.
The 2017 Bolt EV will support available 240-volt charging capability and the 120-volt charging cord that is standard with the vehicle. Thirdly, DC fast charging compatibility is available as optional equipment.
The Bolt EV will arrive with 238 miles of range before having to utilize any of its charging methods.
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Making DC Fast / Level 3 charging optional pretty much confirms this is in major part, a compliance car.
Even the Tesla Model 3 will support Supercharger Level 3 chargers stock – but you will have to pay a fee to access the network later, if you don’t bundle it with the car.
The only people that do not buy Level 3 are going to be short term leasers, and this now means that you’re going to have to be very careful about buying a used one.
Article and video would be better if it contained more information like how long would a full charge take using DC, 240 and 120 as saying what’s available isn’t enough in today’s world where everything is about specifics as everyone enjoys having facts.
The onboard charger is rated at 7.2 kW so a full charge from an EVSE set at that rate will take up to 9 hours (60 kWh /7.2). That is a easy overnight charge while you sleep, so there is no “waiting”. No “Supercharging” needed for the vast mayority of potential customers who have or can put in a Level 2 EVSEand charge at hoime. Even I have one (a EMW JuiceBix set up for 7.2 kW) , yet GM doesn’t sell ther Chevy Volt in my area. But it is up and ready for the Bolt EV!!
When is GM going to make the Bolt available to Mich. dealers? I would like to purchase one before the end of this year! Anyone at GM have an answer for me?