pbui19 wrote:I really wish that the Volt has DCQC.
I really wish it won't, for a couple of reasons.
First, from the Volt owner's perspective, it's completely unnecessary. DCQC is really a tool for occasionally extending the range of a BEV beyond the norm, either for a busy task list or a longer trip. Volt can handle those situations with its on-board REx, and really should. Unlike L2, DCQC isn't cheap to provide, so usually comes with a meter of some kind or other. The Volt's fairly efficient running on gasoline, so you're usually going to be ahead of the game just running on gas once you've depleted the charge from your home EVSE. There's nothing wrong with some free opportunity charging at a retail establishment, but paying for DCQC would just be silly. Add to this that the REx needs to run from time to time anyway to keep everything in working order, and use of DCQC seems an even worse idea.
Second, from the community perspective, it's already irritating enough to look for a L2 charger and find it "Volted" (as noted above, they don't need it since they've got that REx). We certainly don't need them tying up DCQCs that are, as noted, critical
to enhancing the capabilities of BEVs that may otherwise be unable to complete a desired itinerary. It's no big deal if there are no BEVs waiting, but I've learned from a number of conversations that there are Volt owners who like to pretend they're BEV owners and treat running on gas as some sort of personal failure. Those jokers will definitely pay to use a DCQC, and just as definitely affect indignation if asked to make way for someone that actually needs it.
So GM, please, while CCS is fine on the Bolt (indeed, why the heck isn't it standard
?), please do not
offer CCS on the Volt! More broadly, I really don't want to see DCQC on any
PHEV, the BMW i3 REx excepted (since, judging from the lawsuits
, an i3 runs on its REx about as well as your house does on a basic backup generator).