CSW
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60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:31 pm

I noticed that regen braking maxes at 60kw, so does that mean the spark could handle 60kw when DC charging if the evse can output that much (like in the future)? Or is the car limited in some other way?

NORTON
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:29 am

This is a big subject on Bolt forums.
Supposedly there are 60kW DCFC stations in some locations. What is needed now are 80kW stations!

New info: http://insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-ev- ... now-online
'14 Spark EV 2LT w/ DCFC. 85k miles.
'17 Bolt Premier w/ It All! 53k miles.
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 1st try, nope, 2nd try / cost $800. 3rd try fixed it.

SparkE
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:11 pm

No, the Spark cannot 'handle' 60kw when DC charging.

CSW
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm

Why not?

Taxman
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:57 pm

Because dumping 60kw into the battery for ten seconds while stopping heats the battery less than dumping 60kw into it for 15 minutes on fast charge?

CSW
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:04 pm

True. Tesla is able to handle it tho....

67goat
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 pm

NORTON wrote:This is a big subject on Bolt forums.
Supposedly there are 60kW DCFC stations in some locations. What is needed now are 80kW stations!

New info: http://insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-ev- ... now-online

One of the power companies here has a 65KW DC station, but on the Spark it still tops out between 46KW and 48KW.

CSW
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:32 pm

Welp, guess that settles it, Spark maxes out at about 48kw........ unleeeess the EVSE was just a little slow that day?! I know, prob not the cause, but I have used DC chargers where it only putting out 32kw when should be 44kw... If that 65kw charger did it a couple more times, then it the Spark limiting the power input.

67goat
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:59 pm

I use the 65KW charger at least a couple times a month for the last 14 months. Never hit over 48.

CSW
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Re: 60KW charging possible on Spark ?

Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:47 pm

Welp, that answers it then. Thanks for the info!

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