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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: 450

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: 896

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: 450

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: 450

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: 896

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: 450

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 46ยข/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 ...
by JoeS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Vacation Rental in Mariposa, CA Near Yosemite with electric car charging station
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Vacation Rental in Mariposa, CA Near Yosemite with electric car charging station

Don't see you on PlugShare. During my many meandering cross-country Tesla drives this was my primary source for selecting where to stay for the night. Wish you all the best.
by JoeS
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Poll for which Bolt improvements matter most to you
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Poll for which Bolt improvements matter most to you

1) How about an option to simply display a percentage State of Charge on the dashboard instead of the nebulous 'distance'?
2) How about a nice continuous power consumption line graph?
by JoeS
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 Bolt 8 vs 12 amp charge
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: 2017 Bolt 8 vs 12 amp charge

With a car like the Bolt's huge battery capacity, charging speed simply doesn't matter unless you drive significant distances on a daily basis. For example, with the national average being under 35 miles/day, 120vac at 8A is sufficient for an overnight recharge to put back about 10kWh and meet that ...
by JoeS
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being made.
Replies: 344
Views: 42528

Re: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being m

Just returned from a 600-mile round trip from the SF Bay Area to Lake Tahoe in a non-Bolt (62-mile EPA range Mitsubishi i-MiEV with CHAdeMO). Just want to report that all but two of the 20 stations I used were EVgo dual-port (CCS and CHAdeMO) and they were all available and functioned perfectly! Lik...

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