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by WetEV
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Daily Driving...125-150 per day
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Daily Driving...125-150 per day

Also see: http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8404#p32952 http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8079#p31221 Worst case is when everything that can go wrong does. There is a large chance that all would go very well. There are forty thousand or so Bolts, and a ...
by WetEV
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Daily Driving...125-150 per day
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Daily Driving...125-150 per day

I'm an engineer, and tend to try to look at the worst reasonable case. Sparke is likely correct, but I'd like to give a worst case sort of opinion. Sparke is exactly correct on computer and radio energy useage. My laptop draws 45W maximum. The car has 60,000 kWh. So, ignoring losses, I could charge ...
by WetEV
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Problem: Full charge capacity dropping
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Problem: Full charge capacity dropping

I have been leasing a 2018 Chevy Bolt EV since February 2018. At first, it got 238 miles (or more) on a full charge. Since September 2018, the full charge capacity has gone down, from 210 to 190 to 170 to 150 and, most recently (December 30, 2018), 130 miles. NOTE: This is the full charge capacity ...
by WetEV
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 Bolt 8 vs 12 amp charge
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: 2017 Bolt 8 vs 12 amp charge

I am wondering if I should use the 8 or 12 amp setting when charging. Does one charge quicker? Does one charge the battery more fully than the other? The 12 Amp setting will charge faster, however remember that 120V charging isn't very fast. Both will charge the battery to the same level. If you ha...
by WetEV
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Trying to put gas in a Tesla model S
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Trying to put gas in a Tesla model S

I've pulled up to a pump in my LEAF about once a year to get a half gallon of gasoline for the pressure washer. Nobody has commented, at least yet.
by WetEV
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?

boltage wrote:If the replacement tires were different, they could have had higher rolling resistance, reducing economy and range.


Tires have reduced rolling resistance as they wear. Even if replaced with the exact same tire, a slight drop in range should be expected with new tires.
by WetEV
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?

People are big on quoting studies from Battery University done on small (cell phone) batteries with no thermal management (and no top and bottom buffers to speak of). More importantly, there are differences in the chemistry of cells, and Battery University sometime glosses over that. The Bolt has b...
by WetEV
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?

This is an interesting and useful discussion. My wife's Bolt is used mostly for in town driving, where she (or I sometimes) drives it in the L mode which maximizes the regeneration in slowing or stopping. The regeneration is effectively a very short charge. Can one assume that this normal operation...
by WetEV
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM

If I read the chart correctly, current US conditions for battery prices are around $200/KWh. Is that correct? More like $150 per kWh. http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=155#p660 Tesla is claiming under $100 per kWh. The chart compares EV battery cost to gasoline cost. There m...
by WetEV
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM

I guess the law is the law, but Chevy's EV sales numbers are "inflated" due to the Volt. The Volt was good at the time, but only offered ~30 miles electric range. I wish the government would change the law so that only BEV's are counted. Oh well... Plug in hybrids were a reasonable design...

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