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by elpwr
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Automobile Magazine Article
Replies: 1
Views: 2713

Automobile Magazine Article

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/withe ... vebolt-gm/

I pretty much agree with everything Kitman has written here.
by elpwr
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery recall
Replies: 22
Views: 8217

Re: Battery recall

GM monitors the condition of the battery cells and if they fall out of specification it triggers an in-car alert to you that is followed up with an email alert. This isn’t 100% fool proof but it is a good proactive approach. And remember, there are lots of failure modes in ICE cars that can render t...
by elpwr
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bumpy Ride - Stiff Suspension
Replies: 88
Views: 48134

Re: Bumpy Ride - Stiff Suspension

If you don’t like the Bolt’s ride and expect your Tesla Model 3 to be softer riding you might be in for a surprise. Already a 7 page thread in the Tesla forum about the Model 3 “bad ride”.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ty.105757/
by elpwr
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all
Replies: 41
Views: 13741

Re: JDapter (trademark) Tesla Charging for all

The new Tesla universal mobile connector (UMC) is what is being referred to above as the Tesla L2 mobile EVSE. It is sold only by Tesla and intended for use on Tesla vehicles only as it has the proprietary Tesla plug. You would then have to buy the J adapter in addition to the UMC to be able to char...
by elpwr
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bose Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4956

Re: Bose Question

The 7th speaker is in the Bose subwoofer under the rear cargo area. That being said, speaker count has no real correlation with sound quality.
by elpwr
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread
Replies: 131
Views: 38939

Re: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread

Auto manufacturers make unannounced running changes to production vehicles all the time - with no provision for retrofitting previous cars.

Nothing new here.

Get used to it.
by elpwr
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread
Replies: 131
Views: 38939

Re: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread

There’s also a YouTube video on how to add additional padding to the seat back. It’s a little more involved but not really that hard to do. I sat in two recent build (October 17) Bolts at my dealer. They both definitely have more padding in the seat cushion than the earlier cars. Maybe Chevy has mad...
by elpwr
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bumpy Ride - Stiff Suspension
Replies: 88
Views: 48134

Re: Bumpy Ride - Stiff Suspension

My Tesla Model S ride is not at all soft and Motor Trend reports the new Model 3 has a “decidedly firm ride”. If you want a soft, floppy ride the Leaf might be your only EV choice. For many of us, Bolts suspension is an excellent compromise between handling and ride comfort. I hope GM makes no chang...
by elpwr
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Loss of miles / charge
Replies: 20
Views: 6802

Re: Loss of miles / charge

I have a Tesla and a Bolt. Charge my Tesla to 100% repeadly for a few days and you get the on screen message: “frequent full charging will result in premature battery degradation. Fully charge only when necessary for trips” JB Straubel, Teslas chief engineer has stated the 50-62% storage range minim...
by elpwr
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Loss of miles / charge
Replies: 20
Views: 6802

Re: Loss of miles / charge

Lithium batteries show minimum degradation when kept around 50% SOC. There’s plenty of evidence in technical papers and EV manufacturers such as Tesla to support this. Keeping the battery “as full as possible” is not good advice.

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