GetOffYourGas wrote:...What I care about is charging while I'm on the go. And that requires CCS quick chargers. Assuming those are around, what rate will the Bolt charge at? And what will the Leaf 2.0 charge at (only Nissan knows - if even they do). The CHAdeMO association has announced an upcoming increase to 150kW. Will Nissan eventually be able to use that?...
I think I saw in another thread that GM said that the Bolt would charge at up to 50 kW at a CCS fast charge station. How fast would depend on the starting SOC and the rate of taper as the battery fills. And, perhaps, battery temperature. <snip>
Are you sure that was the Bolt, and not the Spark EV you're remembering? The Spark can charge at up to 50kW, but I don't recall seeing anything specific about the Bolt's max charging rate, just this statement that implies about 50kW:
http://electrek.co/2016/01/11/gm-bolt-e ... ull-specs/
GM says that with the SAE Combo DC Fast Charge, the Chevy Bolt EV will be able to add 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes. It is somewhat disappointing considering DC fast-charging is primarily to make long-distance travel possible, and expecting drivers to stop every 90 miles for 30 minutes of charging is not ideal.
Whether that's a limitation of the car, or just the max. charging rate that currently available CCS chargers put out isn't clear. Audi has said they're aiming at 150kW CCS in the near future, with 350kW for the generation after that, and CHAdeMO's announcement of the same charging rates was in response to that. Does anybody have more definitive info?
Her's another quote, from R&T, which says something rather different:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/d ... ging-time/
Other Bolt stats: According to Mary Barra's presentation, you'll be able to fast-charge the battery to 90 percent full in just 30 minutes when using a DC charger.
And here's another article which says something else:
http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/08/che ... ive-video/
For charging, the Bolt carries along standard charging rates, proclaiming that it will regain 80% of a charge in just 60 minutes — or roughly the same DC fast charging rate comparable EVs get today.
Taking it altogether, I don't think we have anything I'd consider a hard number about the Bolt's max. charge rate.