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Looks like BMW and VW finish installing 95 EV chargers along US coastlines in partnership with ChargePoint. I'm assuming the chevy Bolt can make use of those chargers too?

They're placed at nice 50 mile intervals, or around that distance. Also, some of them have CHAdeMO plugs for the Leaf. Good on them for helping expand the charging infrastructure. Now if only Chjevy would get on it too.
 

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Looks like BMW and VW finish installing 95 EV chargers along US coastlines in partnership with ChargePoint. I'm assuming the chevy Bolt can make use of those chargers too?

They're placed at nice 50 mile intervals, or around that distance. Also, some of them have CHAdeMO plugs for the Leaf. Good on them for helping expand the charging infrastructure. Now if only Chjevy would get on it too.
If planning on using them them for a long trip, be aware that many (most?) are 24 kW versions and will give about 1/2 of the "up to 90 miles in 30 minutes" the Bolt is capable of.
 

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It might be possible some time down the road that we'll be able to buy aftermarket chargers that charge faster, but of course anything not from the car maker a specific car is from will be recommended.
 

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It might be possible some time down the road that we'll be able to buy aftermarket chargers that charge faster, but of course anything not from the car maker a specific car is from will be recommended.
When using AC L1 or L2 charging, the "charger" is part of the car and tightly integrated into the BMS (Battery Management System). It is unlikely that there will ever be an aftermarket replacement to take it above the 7.2 kW max that comes from the factory.

When DC fast charging, the "charger" is indeed off-board and part of the DCFC equipment that you connect to the car. The charging is still controlled by the BMS and there is a limit as to how much it will accept from the DCFC. On the Bolt it appears to be limited to 50 kW. Connecting to a 100 kW DCFC will not make the Bolt charge any faster.
 
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