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by PackardV8
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

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: 73
Views: 39666

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: 22
Views: 4305

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
by PackardV8
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 73
Views: 39666

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

The headline labeling the Bolt as "Ugly" is just clickbait. The styling is generic 4-door-hatchback, similar to a dozen others in the market today. Agree completely the value is in the drivetrain. As a small car, the Bolt is just average. As a breakthrough BEV, it's uniquely wonderful. As ...
by PackardV8
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 579
Views: 278693

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

Rocko wrote:I'll take my chances with whatever becomes of the battery situation.
I have less than no worries about the battery situation. Just set your charging instruction to hilltop reserve and don't give it another thought.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: New Bolt owner
Replies: 9
Views: 2425

Re: New Bolt owner

Who leases a vehicle & only puts 4K/year on it??? Scott Hershey PA I noticed a similar pattern when shopping the lease-return BMW i3. Yes, it had an inherently short range, but most of those coming back off lease had very few miles on them. Best guess is they were leased because of the "ne...
by PackardV8
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?

BoltEV wrote:
theothertom wrote:...adaptive cruise...

This is the first that I have read that the 2020 includes adaptive cruise control.

Are you personally aware that this feature exists on the 2020?
Agree, it does not.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 7232

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

...You did make a definite statement and then somewhat qualify it. "otherwise definitely DCFC option. DCFC allows out of town trips" Sorry, Jack, but I never made that statement! Sincere apologies. That was "summit" who shared that opinion. Again, I should have looked before I c...
by PackardV8
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 7232

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

Agree, this forum does a service to offer information to those who wander into the BEV purchasing arena clueless as to what they're getting into. For example, we've had irate posts from northern tier purchasers who claimed fraud by GM for not emphasizing there would be a 1/3-range loss in zero weath...
by PackardV8
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 7232

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

1. get a Premier if you can, otherwise definitely DCFC option. DCFC allows out of town trips 2. a hitch for bikes & extra carrying capacity. Get the #200-lbs one, not the #100-lbs offered by dealer Objection, your honor. Assumes facts not in evidence. Nowhere in the OPs question did he say he i...

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