I haven't yet tried the DCFC charging option on my 2015 Spark EV but, after reading on PlugShare about owners having so many problems with the DC chargers for the Spark EV, I decided to be proactive and went to the link posted by Norton above and downloaded the socket modification instructions with photos. After some careful measuring and taping, I took my trusty Drumel Tool and carefully trimmed the two guides until they looked like the photo.
The comments on PlugShare also suggest the DCFC chargers have other problems in addition to the plug-socket connection problem. Now that I have modified the socket on my car, I plan to make my first tests next week at 4-5 different DCFC locations within 60 miles of where I live.
8 June: I have now charged twice on the NRG eVgo DCFC at the West Valley Mall in Tracy, CA and once on the NRG eVgo DCFC at the Livermore Premium Outlets in Livermore, CA. I had no problems at either location so I am thinking the modification worked. An NRG eVgo charger in Sacramento, CA is next.
11 June: I drove 60 miles to the DCFC charger at SMUD HQ in Sacramento. No problems connecting and "Sparkie" got a 100% fill in 25 minutes. I only saw one charging station with one SAE Combo CCS connector and one CHAdeMO connector. The cables are short so you need to position your vehicle so the charging port is nearest the charger. This is a GreenLots location and not NRG eVgo. There is also a credit card reader if you do not have a GreenLots RFID FOB.
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