When it comes to Chevy EVs, there are a few options for charging, but the quickest is a DC fast charger. Unlike a 120V or 240V charger, a DC fast charger can get you the miles you need in a matter of minutes, rather than hours. Now, Chevy is highlighting how to use a DC fast charger system in the following brief instructional video.
DC fast chargers can be found at a variety of different locations, including public charging stations, but also grocery stores and malls. To connect your Chevy EV to a DC fast charger, first park your vehicle near the charger, then open the charge port door and connect the charger so that it clicks into place, then follow the instructions provided on the charging station itself. You can also use your smartphone and the myChevrolet mobile app or the relevant charging station app, if desired.
With everything plugged in and electrons flowing, your Chevy will activate the charging status indicator light on the top of the dash, which will flash green. A chirp will indicate that the battery is now charging. Additionally, the time required to charge to 80 percent will be displayed inside the vehicle.
As the video points out, it’s not recommended to use DC fast charging beyond 80 percent, as “charging slows down as the battery fills up.” The video also recommends that you consider if the DC fast charge station charges by the minute or the kilowatt-hours added.
Charging will stop automatically when complete, but users can also stop charging using the button on the center display, or the charging station controls. The charger will be locked into the port while charging, and users must stop charging in order to disconnect the charger.
Chevy recommends using Google Built-in navigation or the myChevrolet mobile to find the nearest DC fast charge station, or to find nearby chargers along your route. Interestingly, your Chevy EV will precondition the battery for even quicker charge times if the set destination is a DC fast charge station.
Check out the full instructional video below: