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Old 08-13-2020, 06:09 AM   #241
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Wormius, you won't be able to do that, unless you can convince the power company to run 480V 3 phase grid connection at your home. I suspect they will not. It would also be incredibly expensive to buy, wire and install.
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:11 AM   #242
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DC Fast charge are the PetroCan across from Cross Iron.

According to the label on the unit, this thing can charge up to 350 kW.

The Bolt only charges at 50 kW.

This took me from 38% to 77% in 38 minutes. Cost was $12.

I don't always supercharge my car, but when I do, I like my charger to come with inspirational messages.
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Old 08-13-2020, 03:40 PM   #243
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DC Fast charge are the PetroCan across from Cross Iron.

According to the label on the unit, this thing can charge up to 350 kW.

The Bolt only charges at 50 kW.

This took me from 38% to 77% in 38 minutes. Cost was $12.

Seems slow. Who wants to wait for 38 min?
Should be 15-30 min.
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Old 08-13-2020, 03:42 PM   #244
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The Bolt I have can only charge at 50 kW, the charging station there is capable of charging at 350 kW.

At that charging rate, it would charge to 80% from zero in less than 10 minutes.

Level 3 charging (Even at 50 kW) is far beyond what your residential electrical service is capable of providing. But there are people that have level 2 chargers for other people to use.
Doesn't level 3 charging just require a 220V outlet?

Seems to me that should be made standard in all housing construction. It isn't that hard to do.
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Old 08-13-2020, 04:16 PM   #245
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Doesn't level 3 charging just require a 220V outlet?

Seems to me that should be made standard in all housing construction. It isn't that hard to do.
220V is level 2 charging.
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Old 08-13-2020, 04:18 PM   #246
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Seems slow. Who wants to wait for 38 min?
Should be 15-30 min.
As cars include capabilities for charging at faster rates, 15 min or less is very possible.

If that charger can actually do 350 kW, thatís under 10 minutes.
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Interesting.

I would say if you charge at home you don't really need level 3. Level 2 should be able to charge your vehicle quick enough.
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Interesting.

I would say if you charge at home you don't really need level 3. Level 2 should be able to charge your vehicle quick enough.
Yeah, level 3 is not necessary if you can charge at home (overnight).

Its really only needed when you are in the middle of a trip.
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Old 08-14-2020, 08:21 AM   #249
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Is there a level 4, etc?

Most supercharger seem to be setup for pretty quick charging.

Like I said earlier in the thread, every single 'issue' that exists with electric vehicles can be solved. The same cannot be said for ICE vehicles.

To me the battle is over, and manufacturers that don't switch are going to die a painful death.
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Is there a level 4, etc?

Most supercharger seem to be setup for pretty quick charging.

Like I said earlier in the thread, every single 'issue' that exists with electric vehicles can be solved. The same cannot be said for ICE vehicles.

To me the battle is over, and manufacturers that don't switch are going to die a painful death.
I think “level 3” includes standards for more and more power. But I’m not sure it’s required for personal vehicles. For commercial trucks, there will be chargers available to charge at a megawatt or more.

Technology research and design us going into making batteries that last longer, for more cycles.
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Old 08-14-2020, 12:28 PM   #251
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When do they come out with wireless charging? ;P
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Old 08-14-2020, 05:32 PM   #252
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When do they come out with wireless charging? ;P
Bury wireless charging coils in the highways every 100 KM for 20 KM at a time so you charge a little as you drive.
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Bury wireless charging coils in the highways every 100 KM for 20 KM at a time so you charge a little as you drive.

A life-sized slot car track?
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Bury wireless charging coils in the highways every 100 KM for 20 KM at a time so you charge a little as you drive.
Excellent.......excellent..... sounds like real life F-Zero more and more everyday.


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Is there a Reader's Digest version of how the new CRA incentives will work? Does the vehicle need to be used for business or does commuting count?
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Old 08-17-2020, 12:39 AM   #256
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Bury wireless charging coils in the highways every 100 KM for 20 KM at a time so you charge a little as you drive.
I wonder if burying them in the right lane only might help get rid of idiots who like to dick around in the passing lane...
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Old 08-17-2020, 08:29 AM   #257
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Iím doing a 6 month lease on a Bolt. Picked it up this week.

Enjoying it so far. Hopefully I can get much of the charging I need with the included level 1 charger.
This sounds fun and a great way to dip a toe in the EV pool. May I ask what the lease is costing you?
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:34 AM   #258
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This sounds fun and a great way to dip a toe in the EV pool. May I ask what the lease is costing you?
Jack Carter Chev had these 6 month lease deals back then to move some cars off the lot, and they would at least recover the interest they had on the vehicles.

So, Iím paying $199 a month including GST.

Definitely a good, cheap and low risk way to give it a try. I donít know if they still have any similar deals.
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For people with electric vehicle's, how much does your electricity bill go up by charging your vehicle at home?
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:55 AM   #260
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Tesla's get about 20kWh/100km, less 20% efficiency loss on charging, so you need ~25kWh. With electricity at 6c/kWh that's $1.50 per 100km, or 1.5 cents/km. You can do your own math from there to figure out your costs. In the winter you can probably add 1/3 to the costs.
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