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by DucRider
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can I plug in a solar panel to my Bolt?
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Can I plug in a solar panel to my Bolt?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAE_J1772
Car needs AC power, supplied thru an EVSE.
If you have the DCFC option, it will take DC, but only thru a charger. There is lots of communication as to voltage and amperage. You can't just plug a panel in.
by DucRider
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 10078

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

There should be several new vehicles for sale in 2020 that are "better" than today's Bolt (if the exact same model is avail next year). If there are two or three different vehicles that are about 240 miles of range, for about $38K, and you can get $7500 fed tax credit AND $2500 (or more) ...
by DucRider
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 10078

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

Thank you, but I was hoping to hear from a BoltEV leasee who reads his lease and reports the actual residual amount. A quick search on this forum pulled these: Mileage: 10K miles / yr Agreed Value: 43510 (MSRP) Adjusted Cap Cost: 40403 Residual: 26106 Gross capital cost: $44,503.98 Capitalized cost...
by DucRider
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 10078

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

I understand the definition of residual. I was looking for some real world examples from people who actually leased Bolt EVs. The original Bolt EV leases from GM financial had a residual of 61% of MSRP on the LT and 60% on the Premiere (@10K/yr). Higher miles per year allowance dropped those a coup...
by DucRider
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 548
Views: 124488

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

Moved up from my CA leased Spark EV. Bolt Lt with DFC, etc. listprice: $38,245 - $6,000 (negotiated dealer discount) - $4,500 (CA cash rebate) - $599 (Utility rebate) - $7,500 (fed tax rebate) = $20,145 financed. *Note: Had to shop around, and local dealer matched out of town dealer price only when...
by DucRider
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 5180

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). The Bolt has been on the road for 2 years, and there have been no significant reports of less degradation by those that take extra me...
by DucRider
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Two questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Two questions?

1) Yes. If you charge @ 240V the Bolt will draw up to 32A if your EVSE will supply it (the 8/12 setting only applies to L1/120V charging). 2) It was a design decision and not unique as many EV's will go to a default drive mode and require a change to "Sport", "Eco", "L"...
by DucRider
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?
Replies: 13
Views: 2189

Re: Preconditioning: Why does it turn hazard lights on?

Sounds like you are:
1) Talking about the parking lights and not the hazard lights (the hazard lights flash)
2) Are using remote start and not preconditioning. Try using the MyChevrolet App to precondition
by DucRider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Minimum charge rate when using the 120 VAC charge cord?
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Minimum charge rate when using the 120 VAC charge cord?

What is the minimum charging rate when using the 120 VAC charging cord? Can the limiting resistor in the charging cord be switched to a different value to allow a somewhat lower minimum charging rate? This question assumes one has a limited number of Solar Panels and a relatively small DC to AC inv...
by DucRider
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Need help with leasing numbers in the bay area
Replies: 19
Views: 3145

Re: Need help with leasing numbers in the bay area

There *might* be deals available in late 2018, after (if) the 2019 model year is available in the last few months of 2018 AND there are still 2018s available. That happened in the beginning of 2018 when all the remaining 2017s got discounted once the 2018s started shipping. Disadvantage : you have ...

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