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Just purchased a 2018 base model. I like it so far. I'm wondering if there are any tricks to charge just a bit faster with the level 1 charger that came with the vehicle. I do not have room in my electrical panel for 220v breaker. I would have bought a full EV but my electrical panel is old on my house and don't expect to be here long so I don't want to pay to upgrade panel. I do not have anything that runs 220V in the house (dryer etc).
 

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The OEM EVSE runs at around 11-12 amp. You can purchase a 16 amp level 1 EVSE that should charge approximately 30% faster than the OEM. They cost around $150 which may not be worth it for what you gain.
 

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I forgot to mention that you need a 20 amp circuit to safely run a 16 amp EVSE. If the circuit is 15 amp then you need to stay with the OEM EVSE.
 

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I am looking for just a little boost..I work 10 hour shifts with an about 45 minute commute each way. so I really only get to plug it in for 10 hours. If I could charge to full in approximately 10 to 11 hours that would be great.
 

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When I added my level 2 charger wiring I had no space in my box, so I used 2 tandem 110v 15A breakers to free up an extra slot for a 220v 34A breaker. Of course I had to run new wire but it did allow me to cut my charging time to 2 hours.
 
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