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After much research I decided on a Bolt. I drive roughly 90 miles RT to and from work. With the rage it gets I’m hoping this will be perfect. So far very happy.
 

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After much research I decided on a Bolt. I drive roughly 90 miles RT to and from work. With the rage it gets I’m hoping this will be perfect. So far very happy.
Welcome to the forum. With your mileage, you'll start racking up the savings fast.
 

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I hope you enjoy your all electric commute! No stopping to fill up when you are running late (this always happened to me)

Now I borrow (steal) my husband’s Bolt at every opportunity 😈
 

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Welcome to the Forum! More and more people who commute ~90 miles RT, are arranging (and even paying for) workplace charging. Since we are parked at home for (usually) ~12 hours a day, AC Level 1's 48 miles {4 rmpch (range miles per charging hour) x 12} may be adequate. At work for 8+ hours/day, an inexpensive, shared 30 amp AC Level 2 EVSE could add up to 192 range miles {24 rmpch x 8}, which you would NOT need to do each day.
 

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Welcome to the Forum! More and more people who commute ~90 miles RT, are arranging (and even paying for) workplace charging. Since we are parked at home for (usually) ~12 hours a day, AC Level 1's 48 miles {4 rmpch (range miles per charging hour) x 12} may be adequate. At work for 8+ hours/day, an inexpensive, shared 30 amp AC Level 2 EVSE could add up to 192 range miles {24 rmpch x 8}, which you would NOT need to do each day.
... or just add a 240V outlet in your garage. Best investment when you have an EV, IMHO.

And, for most people, it makes sense to sign up for EV rate. My power company counts all power usage during the EV rate hours at the lower EV rate (meaning any power use at the house, including late night A/C during the summer!
 

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... or just add a 240V outlet in your garage. Best investment when you have an EV, IMHO.

And, for most people, it makes sense to sign up for EV rate. My power company counts all power usage during the EV rate hours at the lower EV rate (meaning any power use at the house, including late night A/C during the summer!
That's awesome, I don't have a utility with any EV rate. We have a TOU rate, but that's it.
 

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... or just add a 240V outlet in your garage. Best investment when you have an EV, IMHO.
I agree. But I consider it a great convenience, not a great investment. I put that 240 VAC outlet in my garage. I purchased and installed the 30 amp Siemens VersiCharge without WiFi (~$499). I may use it twice a week (10 hours each) and the other 148 hours it sits idle. What I was describing (very poorly, I might add) was sharing that cost by "investing" 1/5th the money by having the employer install an EVSE used by 5 (or maybe even 10) EV-driving employees. Each employee would then simply use the AC level 1 EVSE supplied with their EV to "top it off" at home. Some groups of neighbors will find it more logical (and cost effective) to install an outdoor 40 amp EVSE for 5 drivers to share rather than each home putting that EVSE in his/her garage. As the speed of AC Level 2 charging rises from 7.2 kW (30 amps) to 12 kW (50 amps) this makes even more sense.
 

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I agree. But I consider it a great convenience, not a great investment. I put that 240 VAC outlet in my garage. I purchased and installed the 30 amp Siemens VersiCharge without WiFi (~$499). I may use it twice a week (10 hours each) and the other 148 hours it sits idle. What I was describing (very poorly, I might add) was sharing that cost by "investing" 1/5th the money by having the employer install an EVSE used by 5 (or maybe even 10) EV-driving employees. Each employee would then simply use the AC level 1 EVSE supplied with their EV to "top it off" at home. Some groups of neighbors will find it more logical (and cost effective) to install an outdoor 40 amp EVSE for 5 drivers to share rather than each home putting that EVSE in his/her garage. As the speed of AC Level 2 charging rises from 7.2 kW (30 amps) to 12 kW (50 amps) this makes even more sense.
That's probably overkill. I just added a NEMA 14-50, got two adapters to convert NEMA 14-50 to NEMA 5-15. Then use my OEM adapter to get 240v 12A (2.88KW) charging.
 

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I hope you enjoy your all electric commute! No stopping to fill up when you are running late (this always happened to me)

Now I borrow (steal) my husband’s Bolt at every opportunity 😈
Not to mention all the time one saves over a lifetime from avoiding gas stations altogether. That was a major factor in our decision to purchase. So much time saved!

And... Time to get a second Bolt for you guys, I think. :p
 

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Not to mention all the time one saves over a lifetime from avoiding gas stations altogether. That was a major factor in our decision to purchase. So much time saved!

And... Time to get a second Bolt for you guys, I think. :p
Oh yes! The Blueberry just returned from a 1700 mile round trip. It was awesome - yes you can do a long road trip in a Bolt (y)

Will do a write up for the road trip forum
 

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As long as it does not get too cold where you are you should be A-OK. Always pays to know charging options on your route just in case!
 
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