Vehicle Charging #
Charging Instructions #
To charge the vehicle, plug in the charge connector and ensure that the clip on the connector latches. There should be a sound of a lock engaging and charging will begin shortly. The vehicle should turn on and display the estimated charging time on the screen. Noises similar to those while the car is powered on (water pumps and fans) are normal. In the energy menu, tap the plus or minus to set the final charge percentage. This is what charging will stop and hold at.
To stop charging the vehicle, press the button on the cable and listen for the lock to release. Once heard, the connector can be disconnected safely.
- It is recommended to charge to 100% on the first charge
- For maximum battery longevity, charge to 80%
What type of charging does Atom Drive use?
Types of charging :
Level 1 : 110 volt AC charging up to 2.4 kW
Level 2 : 220 volt AC charging up to 19 kW
Level 3 : DC charging up to 150 kW
The Atom Drive system uses a J1772 connector with an optional CCS DC fast charging connector. The standard kit will support level 2 charging at 6kW. With the optional CCS fast charging, it will support level 3 charging at 50 kW.
How do I switch between level 1 and level 2
In the energy menu, switch between 110 volt (level 1) and 220 volt (level 2). If the vehicle trips a breaker in your home, this is most likely set wrong.
How long will charging take?
If your vehicle is equipped with the 42 kWh battery, level 2 charging at 6 kW will take about 8 hours. Level 3 fast charging at 50 kW will take about an hour.
If your vehicle is equipped with the 84 kWh battery, level 2 charging at 6 kW will take about 16 hours. Level 3 fast charging at 100 kW will take about an hour.
Screen will display time
Will the 12 volt battery die while charging?
The car will periodically turn on to charge the 12 volt battery.