Thanks to a new partnership between General Motors Canada and Qmerit, 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will qualify for free at-home installation of a 240-volt outlet. Chevy believes it is ” essential to make at-home charging easier, for current and interested EV buyers, as “most EV owners can satisfy their daily needs by plugging in at home.”
“This is another step to make EV ownership easier and more accessible to everyone,” said brand director of Chevrolet Canada, Laura Pacey. “We understand the ability to conveniently charge at home or on the go plays heavily into a customer’s decision to purchase an EV and we’re providing the access to solutions to simplify the EV experience for all Canadians.”
To be clear, this promotion covers the cost of installation of the 240-volt outlet only and not the charging cord that would be required to plug the Chevy Bolt EV or Bolt EUV into it. Chevy’s new 240-volt Dual Level Charging Cord is standard equipment with the Bolt EUV crossover, but is an optional extra on the less expensive Bolt EV hatchback. Both vehicles support Level 2 charging at a rate of up to 11 kW – enough to fill the battery from flat to 100 percent capacity in around seven hours.
Chevy is keen to see more customers install 240-volt outlets in their garages, as these outlets can supply enough power to charge an EV to full overnight. This would allow a Bolt EV or Bolt EUV driver to drive well over 200 miles in a single day, return home in the evening and charge their vehicle back to full battery capacity while they slept. A study conducted by ABC News back in 2005 found the average American commutes 16 miles to work each way.
For Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV buyers that either already have a 240-volt outlet at home or do not require it, Chevy is offering a $750 charging credit to Flo public charging stations in Canada. Flo provides access to the largest number of public charging stations in Canada, many of which feature DC fast charging outlets.