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by JoeS
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California

Paul, thanks for the writeup and links. Ask anyone who has ever tried to build anything and they will tell you about the difficulties of overcoming the myriad of legal and regulatory requirements. In that article Recargo acknowledged their admiration for Tesla and the other major players for their a...
by JoeS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!

I used to routinely remove the passenger seat for additional storage, especially when driving solo on long trips. Have not done this on the Bolt. Yes, for about the last 20 years it seems those bolts are seriously torqued in and perhaps Loctited as well, and I can't help wondering if those are also ...
by JoeS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chemical rust converters
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Chemical rust converters

Jadlian wrote:...I have some spots of rust that are in a "helluva job to cut out and weld" spot and I obviously need to stop it, so, what is the way forward, please?
Hope you're not talking about a Bolt. If so, where, exactly, are the rust spots?
by JoeS
Fri May 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Time for a level 2 charger. Suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 7418

Re: Time for a level 2 charger. Suggestions?

My preference would be to install a NEMA 14-50 outlet and plug the EVSE into it, so you can also take that EVSE with you on road trips. I'm partial to EVSEs in which you can easily adjust the current, because there are times when you need to 'dial-down' the car's current draw. Remember, steady-state...
by JoeS
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

SparkE, thank you for those charging station recommendations. Yes, by "Hillsdale" I did mean the Hillsdale Avenue offramp off 101. At that Park Place garage I usually take just enough time to go to the bathroom and grab an ice cream cone and then be off ~ 10 minutes and enough to get home....
by JoeS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: YAMMV - Close call

BoltEV wrote:With cold weather finally arrived in Los Angeles, I've noticed that when I put my heat on, the GOM immediately drops 10 miles. If I shut it off, the 10 miles returns to the range...
Thank you. Is that 10 miles a percentage of the GOM reading or is it a fixed number irrespective of State of Charge?
by JoeS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

Thankfully, EVgo doesn't play the fee game that EA is wont to do, and I appreciate that. Well, they certainly used to do so , when they were pretty much the only game in town, and it was a doozy : $5 connection fee !! SparkE, you're absolutely right, but that was while EVgo was under nrg Energy own...
by JoeS
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

BarfOMatic, no need for such acrimony. If I need a five-minute DCFC to get home, then the $1 connection fee can represent an unreasonable portion of my bill. Even though I understand the rationale, I believe it should be buried by the EVSE operator with all the other costs of running a charging stat...
by JoeS
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

Re: YAMMV - Close call

BoltEV and gpsman, excellent information from both of you! Sorry to be asking a dumb question as I haven't run across this, but has anyone sussed out the algorithm(s) used for the various Range Remaining computations displayed, and how much each is affected by the different HVAC settings? TIA.
by JoeS
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

Dunno what all the fuss is about, because my own afternoon TOU (PG&E E-6) summer cost would be around 46¢/kWh (if I were to pay for it, but don't because of my solar PV). Didn't Tesla's pricing also go up recently? Because of the tremendous variation in charging rates I believe at this point in ...

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