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by WetEV
Mon May 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 62
Views: 4956

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

By 2020 a 2017 Bolt will be akin to a Model T. Given that the 2019 Bolt only has marginal improvements over the 2017, you are expecting miracles to happen in the next year. I would be happy if they pushed up the QC rate on the 2020 Bolt from 55kW to 100+kW and changed nothing else. But I'm not hold...
by WetEV
Sun May 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bricked
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Bricked

I checked these forums are read a number of postings regarding the 12v low voltage system. Sure enough, I found the 12v battery to be completely dead. Silly me, thinking an electric car would NOT be vulnerable to a dead ICE car battery. This is certainly a design fault or oversight - there is just ...
by WetEV
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Drive range questions
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Drive range questions

Pigwich is correct. Thanks for the correction.
by WetEV
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What "other" BEVs are for sale in Ohio?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: What "other" BEVs are for sale in Ohio?

VW e-Golf is available in WA, but not Colorado or Ohio. Almost 1000 sold so far this year...

WA is not a CARB state, so we don't get the CARB only cars.
by WetEV
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What "other" BEVs are for sale in Ohio?
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: What "other" BEVs are for sale in Ohio?

The question is in the title. A friend (who is convinced that EVs are absolutely not for him) seems to think that BEVs are available from the major auto manufacturers "anywhere". I'm thinking that compliance cars are sold in California and a few other places, but not in Flyover Country. I...
by WetEV
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Drive range questions
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Drive range questions

The motor is 6 phase, and is computer controlled. The computer will energize phases, one at a time, to make the car move. If the computer energizes 1,2,3,4,5,6,1,2,3,4,5,6,... the car goes forwards. If the computer energizes 1,6,5,4,3,2,1,6,5,4,3,2,1,... the car goes backwards. If the phases are mo...
by WetEV
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Where are all the Bolts in MN?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Where are all the Bolts in MN?

Every day for 3 weeks I got a message from the car warning of the danger of not being plugged in during extreme cold. This could present a problem for us in the Midwest when everyone is driving an EV in a few years - we can all plug in at home overnight, but what to do when the temperature is 20 be...
by WetEV
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Driving in "L" when it is slippery
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Driving in "L" when it is slippery

The only potential benefit I can see of "D" mode is that use of the brake pedal can engage the rear brakes as well as the front ones. But here's the thing - light application of the brake pedal in "D" mode engages regen first anyway - so you still slow down using only the front ...
by WetEV
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

How about an overnight at a campground with 120V charging? Most campgrounds would be able to give you a 240V/30A or 240V/50A hookup, the latter of which will charge the car at full L2 speed. That's exactly why I carry a TeslaTap with a Tesla UMC and several AC cords for it. "30 Amp" at ca...
by WetEV
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

Hopefully just teething issues. I am willing to give them a little time to sort it out and get better. But I feel you. Nothing is worse than expecting a QC to be ready for you only to find that it is out of order and you have to go somewhere else. Especially if that "somewhere else" is L2...

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