ChargePoint Express 250: Bolt EV 150 A DCFC Session



I was finally able to log a 150 A session on the ChargePoint Express 250 station at ChargePoint Headquarters. The session went mostly as expected; however, the first step down from 150 A didn’t occur until 54% battery. Also, because this charger is limited to 150 A (the Bolt EV’s maximum charging current), I still wasn’t able to confirm whether the Bolt EV can draw additional power for battery conditioning and climate control when more than 150 A is available from the charger.

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EV Charging Basics



From level 1 and level 2 AC charging to DC fast charging, current state of infrastructure rollout for major charging standards, and answers to your questions… here is a comprehensive overview of EV charging basics. Q&A starts at about 10:45

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If you found this video helpful and are thinking of buying a new Tesla Model S, Model X, or Performance Model 3, feel free to use my referral code to receive a $100 Supercharging credit: http://ts.la/alex4511

Also, drop me a line on Twitter if you have any questions or whatever: https://twitter.com/PTPetra

Resources:

CCS/CHAdeMO Vs. Tesla Supercharger – A Road Trip: https://youtu.be/7JzXJ9_wM08
EV Trip Planner: https://www.evtripplanner.com/planner/2-7/
A Better Routeplanner: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/
PlugShare: https://www.plugshare.com/
OpenEVSE: https://www.openevse.com/
Clipper Creek: https://www.clippercreek.com/
JuiceBox: https://emotorwerks.com/store-juicebox-ev-charging-stations
Long Distance Travel In An EV Video: https://youtu.be/Xyf7KanxOTI
Tesla Official Home Charging Information: https://www.tesla.com/support/home-charging-installation

Disclosure: The creator of this video is a Tesla owner and is long $TSLA

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Ecotricity: New Generation High Powered Advanced Chargers Coming Soon?



Update: Dale Vince of Ecotricity talks about new contactless payment, 350kW chargers coming from Spring 2019 on Fully Charged here: https://youtu.be/yKgcZAs-1tc?t=5m5s
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Amongst the multitude of GDPR emails I’ve received lately was one from Ecotricity suggesting they will “be rolling out a new generation of high-powered, advanced electric vehicle chargers for the Electric Highway” during “the year ahead”.

Hopefully this will soon make longer distance travel easier for Hyundai IONIQ Electric and other CCS-based EV drivers in the UK!

If you know anything more about this announcement, please share in the comments below…

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Update – Silicon Carbide EV Chargers and Tesla motor control



A quick update on what has been going in the last three years.
After leaving CERN a year ago, we’ve started a company – focusing on research and development in the field of electric mobility. This video shows some of the hardware we’ve developed since then.
There will be short follow up videos on different EV topics.
What is mentioned in this video:
MCP-25 series of SiC power converters
UMC Drive 3 (motor controller)
VCU 2 (Vehicle Control Unit)

Sorry guys for not doing any update sooner!

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