Originally Posted by AttAkker
This has gotten interesting. I didn't realize the Karma gas tank was under 8gal. I get similar ranges as you on my Volt. I get to charge free at work and the volt charges within 3.5-4 hours on L2 and 8hrs on 110 we have both options. If I take a 110 spot by 8am I'm fully topped back up before heading home. Is it correct that the Karma takes 10 hours on 110? I would have to make sure I get in by 7am to snag one of the 7 L2s in the Karma. Not a big deal.
(1) it's not (under 8 galllons), it's a 10 (US, not Imperial) gallon tank. I've put as much as 9.5 gallons in—by which point the dashboard "out of fuel" alarm had been on for some miles.
(2) The Karma takes roughly 13 hours to charge using 120 volt household current and the supplied "convenience charger". Since house current is merely a nominal 120 (actual "normal" range is about +/- 5% or about 115 to 125 volts) your time may vary.
On 240 volt power, my Karma takes just over 5 hours to charge from nearly empty (typically 1 to 3 miles of range left by the time I get home; Blink charger reports charge time as anywhere from 5:05 to 5:17).
I'm not sure what my (night = charge time) "240 volt" actual voltage is. My (PG&E supplied) "smart meter" reports the actual voltage as a bit over 240, typically in the 242 to 244 volt range, when I've checked it, but this was when the sun was shining and I was producing electricity from the house solar panels (which is why I was checking).