Chevy Bolt Charger

Everything You Need to Know About Charging a Chevy Bolt

General Motors is in the process of increasing its electric vehicle model lineup. To date, Chevy has made three battery electric cars: the Bolt EV, the Chevy Spark EV, and the Chevy Volt. The Bolt is the only vehicle still in production, but there are thousands of Volts and Spark EVs still on the roads today.

Chevy Bolt EV Charging & Range

The Chevy Bolt EV is EPA rated for 259 miles per charge, and began production in late 2016. The Bolt EV can accept up to 7.7 kW while charging on a level 2 charging station. With the electric vehicle’s large 66 kWh battery, it’s important to have a powerful level 2 Chevy Bolt charger to replenish the battery pack.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has a chargeport located on the front left fender, just ahead of the Bolt driver’s door, just like the other electric battery vehicles.

Charging the Bolt EV on the 120V level 1 EV charger that comes with the car can take up to two full days. Therefore, most Bolt EV owners will definitely want to get a Level 2 240v Volt charging station for daily recharging. Both the JuiceBox Pro 32 and JuiceBox Pro 40 would be perfect for the Bolt EV, as either can charge the Bolt EV at its maximum charge rate.

Chevy Bolt EV Charging Times

Model Year

2017 to 2019

Max Charge Rate

7.7 kW

Battery Size

66 kWh

Charge Time on Level 1

48 hrs
Charge Time with JuiceBox 40
8.5 hrs

All Electric Range

238 miles

Level 3 DC fast charging: CCS

The Chevy Bolt EV has a DC fast charger option, and charges at a rate of up to 55 kW, which allows the Bolt EV to recharge up to 80% in about 1 hour. Like the Chevy Spark EV and Volt, the Bolt EV uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for level 3 DC fast charge.

DC fast charging is typically available at public charging stations such as in an office or a shopping mall parking lot. Due to their fast charging capabilities, DC fast EV chargers are the best option to charge your Chevy Bolt when you need a boost.

While fast, DC charging stations demand a considerable amount of power, which most residential homes simply cannot handle. As such, the best option for Chevrolet Bolt EV owners at home is a level 2 charger.

Chevy Bolt EV Charging Stations

JuiceBox 32 and 40 are the perfect Chevy Bolt chargers. Faster, smarter, greener EV charging

JuiceBox 40 WiFi-enabled 40-Amp EVSE
$699.00$649.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceBox 48 Hardwired WiFi-enabled
48-Amp EVSE
$739.00$689.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceBox 32 WiFi-enabled 32-Amp EVSE
$669.00$619.00 each With free shipping
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JuiceNet Green Software Upgrade
$50.00 each
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JuiceBox Benefits for Chevy Bolt Drivers

High power charging

The JuiceBox 40 (10kW) provides the power you need to quickly charge your Chevy Bolt now and to future proof your EV driving life.

Standard outlet

All EV drivers can easily use the same Chevy Bolt charger outlet.

Reduce power, if you need to protect your electrical circuit

With JuiceBox you can de-rate the power for charging and avoid safety or circuit breaker issues. You can also share EV loads across multiple JuiceNet-enabled stations to avoid blowing-out your circuit.

Charge using more renewable energy

With JuiceNet Green, all U.S. drivers with a Chevy Bolt electric car can charge using cleaner energy. JuiceNet Green works by charging your car when renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, are at maximum production and fossil-fuel power sources are at a minimum. Click the link above to find more info on how JuiceNet Green can charge your Chevy Bolt using cleaner energy.

Chevy Bolt Customer JuiceBox Reviews

JuiceBox Pro 40 is the way to go.
After extensive research of the best, highest rated, most reliable, and easy to use, I decided that the best charge station for my situation was the JuiceBox Pro 40. My wife and I ran the conduit from the garage down to the service panel in the basement. I installed it with overkill as I do most jobs. The hardest part was pulling the #6 wire through the 3/4" conduit. Once my circuit was complete, installation was a breeze. I installed the JuiceBox Pro 40 on a piece of 24” x 24” x 3/4” finish grade plywood. The JuiceBox Pro 40 supplies plenty of power to charge my Chevy Bolt 2018. I liked the features of WiFi capability and simple, well-made structure tells me that this piece of equipment is one that should last a long time. I liked my whole setup so well that I bought a second Chevy Bolt 2017 and JuiceBox Pro 40 for that one too. I installed it in series with the original; now my wife and I simply plug in our cars when we get home and they always have a full charge. It only takes a couple of hours to recharge a drained Bolt Battery. I like the style of the JuiceBox Pro 40 with its massive, 24 foot long charging cable. I would recommend the JuiceBox Pro 40 to anyone who wants a little bit of future proofing built into their home charge stations.
March 15, 2019