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by PackardV8
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What is the fate of the market for 2017-19 Bolt EVs?
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: What is the fate of the market for 2017-19 Bolt EVs?

Yes, No, Maybe. No one on a public forum has sufficient information to answer your question. There will be WAGs and lunatic fringe opinions and a few well-reasoned discussions, but it's unknowable at this juncture. Get back to us in a year with what you learned.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 41
Views: 12057

Re: RECALL

But overall I agree that GM needs to . . . . show the general public they're on our side, My experience over many years is corporations are never, ever "on our side." Short term profits and long-term survival are the only decision points which get serious discussion in high level meetings...
by PackardV8
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Wheel Spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Wheel Spacers

The Bolt front suspension and sheet metal is wrapped so tightly, fitting wider/taller tires and wheels is problematic. My recommendation is don't buy any spacer, wheel or tire for the Bolt unless the seller money-back-guarantees it will fit and not rub anything under any condition.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: How do you disengage the cruise control in single pedal L mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: How do you disengage the cruise control in single pedal L mode?

New owners cruising in L will soon develop the reflex of positioning the the foot on the accelerator pedal so as to avoid the rapid decel when either button or lever is activated.

Some only cruise in D or develop a three step process of shifting to D and then deactivating cruise.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 52384

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

But for those of us in the frozen-far-north-end-of-nowhere, neither can one generate enough sunshine for solar to be cost-effective. jack vines I was hiking in Anchorage a couple years ago and saw houses with solar panels mounted on their sides facing southward. Besides for the low sun angle, a ben...
by PackardV8
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Dear GM: Remember the EV-1
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Dear GM: Remember the EV-1

Dear friends at GM,     About your upcoming new products, You are over-shooting.  Do you remember how the EV-1 was loved by its owners?  If you make an updated version, people will flock to it like they did to the VW Bug, which easily outsold every fancy car GM was making at the time.  Think about ...
by PackardV8
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: recall work done on my Bolt without my consent
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Re: recall work done on my Bolt without my consent

Currently, U.S. law requires auto manufacturers to alert owners when a vehicle has a recall, so that owners can take their car to a dealership, where the defect will be fixed for free. However, currently there are no laws requiring the owners to actually follow through and have the defect repaired. ...
by PackardV8
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3321

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

FWIW, we always charge at Hilltop Reserve and in the dead of winter we usually precondition, then run the HVAC at 73 degrees, use the heated seats and steering wheel, the GOM is seldom more than 140 miles. Fortunately, that's plenty for our use.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 52384

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

summit wrote: You can slap a bunch of solar PV on your roof and make your own juice, can't generate your own gasoline, nor biodiesel
But for those of us in the frozen-far-north-end-of-nowhere, neither can one generate enough sunshine for solar to be cost-effective.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: News about Bolt Battery Fires
Replies: 25
Views: 9384

Re: News about Bolt Battery Fires

Many owners have gone in for the unnecessary update. For those of us who've been using Hilltop Reserve charging since new, if it ain't broke, we're not going to go to a lot of hassle to fix it.

jack vines

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