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Location, stations brand, advertised charge speed, time spent, $ paid, start % charge, end % charge

I am wondering whether for long trips, I should continue driving my RAV4 Hybrid (gets avg 36mpg) or use the Bolt with DCFC. Seems paid options would put me about 10 cents a mile on DCFC, more expensive than the RAV4 Hybrid.
 

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Yes.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/78995 Salinas, CA - a lame "24 kW" ChargePoint CPE 100 unit. Was free. Began at 37% SoC and left at around 79%. Charging rate rose as the battery got fuller but never got higher than ~21 kW, IIRC. Session was 1 hour 23 minutes and 27.6 kWh added. Free.

https://www.plugshare.com/location/68932 Campbell, CA - used the "62.5 kW" #41 ChargePoint unit. Is the exact unit in https://electricrevs.com/2018/07/17/watch-a-bolt-ev-at-a-chargepoint-express-250-charge-at-up-to-55-kw/. Sorry. Have used this several times. Sessions have been 24 to 35 minutes long with 17 to 18.5 kWh added. Have seen 55 kW max charging rate each time. Was also free.
 

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I've found DCFC charges to be about equal (note: about) to gasoline assuming a 30 mph vehicle and gas around 2.25/gal. You'd probably be a little ahead bu using your RAV4 unless you like in CA with high gas prices. But, don't forget maintenance costs for your RAV4 that you don't have for your Bolt.
 

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It kinda depends on if the chargers are where you need them to be and how much fun you get out of making the EV thing work. Personally I find it to be great fun and the trip would have to be darned near impossible for me to take the ICE. Having said that, my in-laws have a Bolt too and I recommend they just take the pickup on long trips so they don't get irritated and stay happy with the EV.
 

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The nominal "25 kW" stations actually deliver 20-22 because they are typically current limited to 65 Amps. As SOC rises, voltage rises, and the 65A current delivers a bit higher kW

Likewise, nominal 50 kW stations limited to 100A top out at ~37 kW. In my neck of the woods, EVGo charging costs a whopping $0.60 / kWh.

If you can find a non-derated Electrify America station, those can be a relative bargain at $0.15 / minute. At the full 55 kW, that works out to about $0.17 / kWh.
 
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