Helped my friend get a Chevy Bolt Sunday. They wanted a small car for city use only, about 80 miles a day to replace a Mini. Bolt seemed like a good option. When they got it home late Sunday night, they showed it to us and I was surprised to see it had a range of ~30 miles left. More surprising, plugged into the 110V, the car said charging would be complete in 9.5 hours??? I told them no, but didn't really worry about it as they have free charging at work 40 miles away.
Last night I get the call, the free charging is actually just a plug, so they couldn't charge at work as they left the charger at home. They drove to another charger and spent an hour trying to get the ChargePoint? to work before giving up and heading home. Half way home, the car said stop and charge immediately. So with no charger there, the car was towed home, of course with no charge again.
I think if they ever could get the car charged, they could live with the 110V, but to simplify life for them, does it really matter what basic level 2 charger they get? They have a NEMA 15-30 plug right next to the car already, so $300 would be the total investment for a low level 2. Wouldn't they get about 10-15 mph charge using this?
Not surprising, the dealer has been pretty terrible. Couldn't tell them about rebates, CA car pool stickers, told them less than an hour for full charge, all the usual complaints. I just can't believe they would deliver an EV with almost no charge. They spent 2 hours cleaning it while the paperwork was done, but didn't bother to charge during that time.
Any other ideas besides charging enough at home to get to a public DC charger and sit for a couple hours until they can buy a charger better than the 110 that is the only thing the car comes with?
Thanks for any advice I can pass on to help fellow EVers.