Canadasparks
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Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:42 am

Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV? If not how come?

ElDobro
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:30 pm

Weber Auto looked into adding DC charging to a Bolt that didn't have it and found it couldn't be done. I would imagine since it's similar in layout to the Bolt, the Spark is in the same situation.
https://www.youtube.com/c/WeberAuto/videos

Canadasparks
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:10 pm

Thanks for the reply. Does not make sense that it could not be done unless Chevy is keeping something proprietary? Love the spark still have great range, bought car used a year ago. Put on 15,000 KM since.

Porsche
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:57 pm

Actually, it is possible. This has been discussed in several posts in this forum. This post in particular is from a shop that, I think, will do the conversion for you (for around $2000). They're in Canada. See:

http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... php?t=4868

Canadasparks
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:21 pm

Awesome thanks for your post Im on the other side of country in Qualicum Beach BC, now I know its possible just a matter of finding the right person or business to do it!!

ElDobro
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:49 am

At $2000 in 2015, wouldn't it be less expensive to just trade it in for one that already has DC charging from the factory?

Canadasparks
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Re: Can a DC Fast charger be added to a 2016 Spark EV?

Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:32 am

A new bolt (sparks went out of production in 2016) is 40,000, Spark probably only 11,000 so say an extra 3 gives me range to all places I want to go I'm happy. Vancouver island has many DC fast charging stations!! And that is where the car will be used!! 7

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