Recargo: Prunedale, CA Soft Open (200 kW Public DC Fast Chargers)

I was able to attend Recargo’s soft opening of their new DC fast charging site in Prunedale, CA. This site features six 200 kW (CCS 200kW, CHAdeMO restricted to 100 kW) DC fast chargers with grid-tie batteries.

This is a key location connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles along the Highway 101 corridor.

It is not currently open to the public, but it will be soon. So stay tuned for updates!


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.