Level three DC Charging ?

Discussion in 'Bolt EV' started by Jfcrabbit, Nov 26, 2017.

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  1. Jfcrabbit

    Jfcrabbit New Member

    Recent purchaser of 2017 Bolt would like to know what is necessary to enable the car for fast DC charging. Dealer is clueless and no help at all. I have ordered the 240 charger but I feel the DC charging will be necessary for any road trips.
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  3. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member


    When you open the charge port it will be pretty easy to tell whether the car has DC fast charging or not.

    If it is DCFC capable, you will see a removable orange cap about an inch below the standard j1772 port. Take off the cap to find an additional port.

    If it is not DCFC capable, there will be no cap or extra port. There will just be a solid piece of molded plastic.
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  4. Jfcrabbit

    Jfcrabbit New Member

    Thank you, I am aware that the car is not DCFC capable. My question is, Can it be converted? Possible cost estimate and can dealer do it?
  5. WadeTyhon

    WadeTyhon Well-Known Member

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news... but there isn’t a way to add DCFC to the existing vehicle.

    Eventually there may be a third party solution but not anytime soon.

    Im surprised your dealer even had it. Knowledgeable dealers stock very few without DCFC. Only fleets are interested in the base bolt.
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  6. rgmichel

    rgmichel Active Member

    I feel the pain. Luckily the car is great even without the DC fast charging. It just can't easily go outside its native range without stopping overnight for a 240 volt charge. Its worth repeating - always buy the DC fast charging.
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