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by PV1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Too much regen in D mode
Replies: 109
Views: 12151

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: 2329

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: 12151

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: 19637

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: 12151

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: 4033

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...
by PV1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: DC Fast Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

Re: DC Fast Charge

This is why many people (including myself) advocate to make the DCFC port standard. With the time, labor, and material to design, build, certify, and install two different ports, it would probably end up being cheaper for GM to simply put the same port on every car. There's no way two cables and a t...
by PV1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "propulsion power is reduced"
Replies: 12
Views: 4033

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 betw...
by PV1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The Bolt will lock itself with you on the outside and the key inside !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: The Bolt will lock itself with you on the outside and the key inside !!

I just tested it. The buttons don't work if the fob is inside the car, to lock or unlock. How it can tell where the fob is so accurately is astonishing (buttons work if the fob is within an inch of the outside window on the inside). I made sure the auto-lock and auto-unlock were the first things I t...
by PV1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Used Model S vs New Bolt
Replies: 19
Views: 4480

Re: Used Model S vs New Bolt

I'd say that either a used Model S or a new Model 3 would be about the same value. The Model 3 is only a little smaller than the S, and both are considerably larger than the Bolt. The Model S would still pull ahead of the 3 in that they have free Supercharging. Tesla's main advantage is their chargi...

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