Hello. I have done quite a bit of searching, and have a general idea of an answer but wanted to hear definately from people that own them. We have a 2012 Chevy Volt, and obviously the Voltec L2 charger. The Volt has been a great car thus far, but now we are debating going full forward and getting a 100% EV..
To get to my point the Voltec charger has been phenomenal. If I completely drain the battery it usually only takes about 3 hours 15 minutes to top the Volt off with the 240 Volt @ 15/16amps. So ultimately my question is this. If we got a Leaf, and used this charger does the 7 hour L2 recharge time stand, or is the Leaf able to take advantage of the higher amperage offered by Blink/Ecotality?
The Leaf we are looking at is a 2011 SL. So it does not have the heated battery or anything. So I imagine the 3.3kwh rate provided by the Voltec would be suffice. I just do not want to pull the trigger on it without a definite answer.. The dealer does not really know either as Nissan only endorses their little Aerovironment charger. I am stoked too about being able to have one of the Nissan portable charge cords to modify in to a portable L2 charger for the Volt for road trips to the in-laws. Being a lurker on these boards for a long time you guys have answered 99.9% of my questions to bring me to this point. This is just the last one that I finally needed to create an account to answer.
If not does anyone live in the Norfolk, VA area, and willing to recieve a free charge on their Leaf?
There were 3 of them at Revenge of the Electric car, so I know there are some. I thank you guys in advance for answers. Look forward to hopefully joining the ranks of Leaf owners in the near future.
Edit: Just wanted to add I know the car doesn't take 7 hours to charge everytime. Just was saying as a comparison.. Usually only takes 40-50 minutes to recharge my Volt after a drive to work getting 4mi/kwh.. So hopefully with the Leaf getting 5-6mi/kwh it will reduce my charge time some as well if it charges at the same rate.