cwerdna wrote:The 230 mile EV can go much further on a charge than all of those other EVs I mentioned. I'm not clear that having 230 miles of range makes it "such an important feature". Why is it so much more important than on 62 to 151 mile range EVs? Many EV drivers have another car with either DC FCing, not as limited range or no range limits (e.g. ICEV).
I had a Leaf w/no CHAdeMO for 6 years. It was my primary car for less time (July 2015 to end of Jan 2019). That was coming from a leased Leaf with CHAdeMO for 2 years.
It also looks like the OP hasn't returned since their Feb 19 post.
If you do not see why an EV that has a 230 mile range* needs DCFC fast charging more than a 62 to 151 mile range EV; I am not sure I can ever explain it to your satisfaction.
You live in the SF Bay Area, let's say, San Mateo and you drive your Bolt EV down to Fresno often to visit one of your children in college, which is 182 miles. You stay overnight at a motel with a free L2 charger, and easily use the L2 charger to refill your battery for your drive home.
One day you make a business trip from San Mateo to Monterey, and you have no range anxiety to make it back home easily on one charge because the round trip is 200 miles.
But while you are in Monterey you discover that your child has been in an accident and now you only have 120 miles of charge left to go the 153 miles to Fresno.
Now you must wait 4-8 hours at an L2 charger somewhere along the way, because your Bolt EV does not have a DCFC charger, which would get you to Fresno only after a 90 minute or less charge stop.
I hope the OP has not returned to this forum because he took his Bolt EV missing a DCFC back to the dealer that sold it to him used, poured a can of gasoline on it and tossed in a match!
*AND we are all getting new batteries from GM that will give us 262 mile range! YaY!!!!!