I’ve been noticing a number of new EV drivers using the public DCFC network to charge up to 100%. What is worse, these owners were not with their vehicles, so they were blocking other EV owners from accessing the chargers. In addition, both sites where I saw that activity also had Level 2 AC charging available, so if they did really need 100% battery, they should use the Level 2 AC for the last 5% to 10% of their battery.
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.