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by PV1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:24 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: 3750

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

I’ve only honestly quick charged my Bolt 4 times in 3 years, but I still recommend getting DCFC if you have any thoughts at all about traveling in the Bolt, even for just day trips. My LT has comfort and convenience package, which probably isn’t necessary in Tucson (heated seats and steering wheel),...
by PV1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Electronics Failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Electronics Failure?

Yes. You’ll need to hold both down until the radio reboots. Takes about 10 seconds, IIRC. Haven’t had to do mine in a while.

Glad it’s working now.
by PV1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Electronics Failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Electronics Failure?

Try the radio first. Usually, letting the car charge gives the radio enough time to fully shut down, and that might be enough without rebooting it.

Usually, my radio will hang at a black screen when I desperately need heat or A/C, which of course is problematic as these are controlled by the radio.
by PV1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Electronics Failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Electronics Failure?

Sounds like everything wrong was just the center interface? You could try rebooting the radio by holding the next and home buttons until the Bolt EV screen appears. This has fixed most issues for me.
by PV1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much regen in D mode
Replies: 109
Views: 24743

Re: Too much regen in D mode

Then I'll leave with just this disclaimer. If you choose to coast in Neutral, keep a hand on the shifter so you can get back into gear quickly, be aware that you need to shift before regaining motive power, and use the friction brakes when necessary (panic stops, when regen alone isn't enough, etc.)...
by PV1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: how are 12v accessories powered?
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: how are 12v accessories powered?

We know that a DC-DC converter powers the 12 volt system. Does anyone know what the power output rating is (amps or watts)?

I use my I-MiEV as a mobile battery from time to time with its 80 amp DC-DC converter (960 watts). Just curious if I can run a 600 watt load from the Bolt.
by PV1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much regen in D mode
Replies: 109
Views: 24743

Re: Too much regen in D mode

The Bolt is a small car, but it is very heavy due to those batteries. It takes a lot of stopping power to slow/stop this vehicle, so having some level of regen or transmission slowing is a very good thing. I'd hate for some Bolt driver, in a quest to increase his/her efficiency, coast downhill from...
by PV1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Hello from ChargePoint!
Replies: 116
Views: 44027

Re: Hello from ChargePoint!

We would love to help get stations near you, and at more supermarkets and drugstores. We ask that drivers request stations where they'd like to see charging options. Just fill out the station request form and we'll try to get in touch with the right people! http://bit.ly/stationrequest Will do. CHA...
by PV1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much regen in D mode
Replies: 109
Views: 24743

Re: Too much regen in D mode

How long do you usually coast? It's easy to slip into Neutral and truly coast when you want. Hold the shifter forward for a second. To go back to Drive, just click it back.

Just be aware that you have to go back into Drive to get power or regen.
by PV1
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "propulsion power is reduced"
Replies: 12
Views: 6770

Re: "propulsion power is reduced"

Most every other EV out there has a reserve below 0 miles. The i-MiEV has about 5 extra miles hidden. The Volt, I understand, has 2-3 miles when the battery and gas tank are empty. I haven't had my Bolt long enough to even get down to 25% let alone all the way empty. Typically, 0 miles would be bet...

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