TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:35 am

boo99 wrote: I wish they would just open the charger port and snap a pic of that.
I bought mine from Carvana, even though they are as incompetent as regular dealerships, just less bs I'd involved.

Shockingly, a woman, who could have been a model, delivered mine. She was annoyed when I took 10 minutes to go through my vehicle check list and even more annoyed when I told her I was taking it for a 5 minute test drive. After doing the paperwork, I pointed out how I wished that Carvana would photograph the charging port. She called me a liar in different terms and got on her phone to prove it to me. She said, "Well, they're suppose to," and "I'll send out an email." This was late January 20, 2018.
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 46,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 15,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles

boo99
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 am

TheLondonBroiler wrote:
boo99 wrote: I wish they would just open the charger port and snap a pic of that.
I bought mine from Carvana, even though they are as incompetent as regular dealerships, just less bs I'd involved.

Shockingly, a woman, who could have been a model, delivered mine. She was annoyed when I took 10 minutes to go through my vehicle check list and even more annoyed when I told her I was taking it for a 5 minute test drive. After doing the paperwork, I pointed out how I wished that Carvana would photograph the charging port. She called me a liar in different terms and got on her phone to prove it to me. She said, "Well, they're suppose to," and "I'll send out an email." This was late January 20, 2018.
I had all surprisingly all good experiences SO FAR with Carvana.

I already went through 3 Fiat 500e's from them. (TWO wont charge up) I am actually in possession of the Fiat which Carvana is coming to swap in the AM for the Spark.

Also had a Leaf that degraded in the hot 105 deg. temps here within a week of sitting. The SOC dropped HUGE on a 5 mile trip which led me to trade it back in cause theres no TMS on Leafs. Really dumb Nissan engineering.

So the Spark has TMS and we have techs to repair it here if needed. I could not locate one here to fix the Fiat so it had to go back. Sad, cause I love that car but what good is an EV you cant charge? LOL

Anyways the charge port pic, as we discussed, should be a staple in ALL EV cars for sale, its SO important to know.

Now with the Fiat it was moot; they dont have QC. On the Leaf, for some strange but great reason, Carvana actually opened the charge port so one could see the QC option (Well on MOST Leafs on their site, mine included)

I will mention to Carvanas Tech dept/repair that the charge port pix are VERY important to an EV buyer to see.


Thanks much for all your support and pics!!

Have a great day.

boo99
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:11 am

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Here is a pic of my car I will get.

I think where I circled is what you were talking about? Near the ICE radiator.

So it appears to have the DCQC based on this pic (I think)

What do you think? THANKS:)

boo99
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:34 am

Below is a pic I think might help others as well looking for the DCQC option.

Thanks to LondonBroiler for his ingenious method of determining this! :)

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The left pic shows the lack of the orange cables on a car with NO DCFC

The right pic shows the orange cables on a car with DCFC
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TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:05 pm

Your side by side photos illustrate this perfectly. Way to go!
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 46,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 15,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles

boo99
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:18 pm

TheLondonBroiler wrote:Your side by side photos illustrate this perfectly. Way to go!
Thank you

This is all thanks to you and your method determining this!!

I cant wait for my Spark to arrive at 10 AM tomorrow !

Thanks again for your input and help. Much appreciated :)

boo99
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:26 am

Got my car yesterday and LOVE it so far.

Yes, it definitely has DCFC and heres a pic charging at EVgo DCFC station yesterday.

There was a BMW i3 parked and NOT charging in the spot I needed so I had to maneuver the Spark into the CHAdeMO spot and pull the cable out some but it worked.

I promptly took a pic of the offenders' tag for parking in an EV spot without charging and posted it, with his tag #, on Plug Share.

Hopefully he wont be so selfish again :D

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scott1686
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:08 am

Can anyone tell if this one has quick charge from this picture? I think I can see it but the Carvana pictures aren't very high res.

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Thanks!

EDIT: Nevermind, I just messaged Chevy and they said it doesn't. I wish Carvana had that on their site.
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TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:15 am

scott1686 wrote:Can anyone tell if this one has quick charge from this picture? I think I can see it but the Carvana pictures aren't very high resolution.

Thanks!
You need to use a desktop/laptop. Larger screen and I believe the full site has higher resolution pictures.
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 46,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 15,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles

scott1686
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Re: Fast Provisions CBT?? Does this mean Quick Charge option

Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:21 am

TheLondonBroiler wrote: You need to use a desktop/laptop. Larger screen and I believe the full site has higher resolution pictures.
Yeah I'm on a desktop with a fairly big monitor and a full screen browser, but for some reason the pictures are very low quality when you start to zoom.

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