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I just tried GM EV Live which is a personal tour and Q&A with a GM rep about their EV system. The Rep can't see you but can hear you and you can see and hear the Rep. They will give you a personal guided tour of the EV system and answer any of your questions. The wait time for me to be connected was one minute. Below is the link

Interestingly during the tour, I told the Rep that I was interested in the Chevy Equinox EV and we started talking about charging times. She said that it can add 70 miles in 10 minutes with a DC 150 kw charger. But more importantly she said that it charges that fast only from the 10% to 40% battery level. After 40% it will slow down and also after 80%. So you can't assume that in 30 minutes you can add 210 miles. This explanation has not be disclosed anywhere. Almost all of my charging will be done at home, but it is good to know this fact ahead of time.

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Thanks for the info. I'm gonna log in to ask a question I couldn't find an answer to: "Which trim gets an electric hatch?" I know the LT3 gets a presence-based one... But are the rest "dumb" electric, or manual?

I drive so rarely (WFH), that the 120V supplied charger will do.

The car is out of the garage 2-3 a week, for a 50-60km round trip... So I think I'll try winging it with the supplied charger, and install a level 2 if I see it's not enough.
 

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The Rep won't be able to answer specific questions on the Equinox or Blazer that wasn't disclosed by GM. The Rep can answer questions about the battery pack and design, charging systems, one pedal driving etc.
 

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But more importantly she said that it charges that fast only from the 10% to 40% battery level. After 40% it will slow down and also after 80%.
This is how DC fast charging works on all EV's as far as I know. It's to avoid frying your battery. The charge speed starts tapering the fuller your battery is/becomes. Expect a slow charge rate if you try "topping off" a battery that's 90% full already.

See Common DC Fast Charging Curves and How to Find Yours | ChargePoint
 
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