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Sorry in advance for the dumb question, but here goes. I'm looking to try DCFC for the first time soon at a nearby EA station and they have three CCS options: a 75kW option for $0.21/min, a 125kW option for $0.58/min, and a 350kW option for $0.89/min. I've read criticism that the Bolt can't accept more than about 50kW while charging, so should I always go for the 75kW option? I understand that there is a "handshaking" process where the charger and the Bolt agree on what the charging rate will be. So if I choose the 350kW charger and the Bolt only accepts a 50kW "flow", am I still charged the $0.89 rate? I'm assuming that I would be because I'd be hogging the fastest charger even though I can only use 14.3% of the available flow.