Long time Nissan LEAF driver. Taking a hard look at the Chevy Bolt.
I've often seen the charging specifications for the Bolt listed as 32A/240V, 7.2KW.
It seems to me that 32A X 240V is 7.7 KW, not 7.2KW. I realize that this is rather small, but it does add up for a 60KWH vehicle.
Any clarification from Bolt owners?
Hi - Yeah I've had this question myself as the BOLT ev was listed in the advertising literature as 32 amperes, 7.2 kw. The GEN 1 VOLT and ELR were limited to 15 amperes, and apparently a hard 3.3 kw, since if you came in with more than 220 volts (e.g.: 240) the current would throttle down from 15. The time I rented a GEN 2 volt I confirmed the 16 amperes at lower voltages, but absent mindedly, forgot to check it during the time of day was much greater than 225. (The juice in my neighborhood is horrible during the summertime due to 5 separate issues of incompetence by the utility - National Grid - which I won't bore you with here).
But The BOLT ev seems different as if you come in with a high enough voltage, the current is limited to 32 amperes but the power level goes at least to 7.7 kw - the highest voltage (240) I could easily muster. (That horribly obtuse dashboard display occasionally flashes '8 kw').
Hope that answers your question.