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by summit
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bolt = Big battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Bolt = Big battery?

I think between $4-5K, plus $1-2K for the Black-Out option (probably for the transfer switch etc...). The web site is not really user friendly, yet. But here's a link to their June Faq: https://www.ossiaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/dcbel-by-Ossiaco-FAQ-v1.1.pdf I also find this blurb on solar-P...
by summit
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Red Tail lights?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Red Tail lights?

they seem only to come on upon pushing lock/unlock on the key fob, sort of like to provide lighting for loading
by summit
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bolt = Big battery?
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Bolt = Big battery?

It's coming soon, the FAQ says that current CCS can't support bi-direction but next generation will.

Solar PV inverter/charger V2G:

https://dcbel.ossiaco.com/
by summit
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?
Replies: 17
Views: 16656

Re: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?

there has been a few 2017 for sale around 100Kmiles, pricing around $15K. Essentially no more pack warranty.

Am very tempted. We have 2x, both almost 70Kmiles. It's the best $/range-emile out there, and with decent Thermal Management System

thoughts ?
by summit
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:50 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: 3744

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
by summit
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Not charging anywhere near 238
Replies: 6
Views: 5538

Re: Not charging anywhere near 238

also keep in mind that the range number is a "guess", an estimate of range based on past driving condition (hills, speed, temperature, AC/heat usage, hard acceleration etc....). I've learned to rely more on the number of bars on the gauge rather than the miles
by summit
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Auto braking question
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Re: Auto braking question

I've experienced AutoBraking in our 2017 Premium. It seems to correlate with speed of the closing gap/distance, and just before I would have brake hard as well. It also seems to be independent of the separating distance setting. Glad to know there's another set of "eyes". Our LT doesn't ha...
by summit
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: powering your house with bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 5777

Re: powering your house with bolt

A better path may be to use a solar string inverter they are used for series strings of panels they usually work in the 200 - 600 volt dc input and can therefore run directly from the HV battery and come in many output and wattage configurations. ;) yes I've thought about doing exactly that. Has it...
by summit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Global warming ...
Replies: 123
Views: 42888

Re: Global warming ...

on the topic of personal CO2 footprint accounting, it is surprising how much of an impact one can do, similar to Oilerlord's situation. I use a rough percentage for a typical US American, our footprint is roughly 34% vehicles, 33% residence and 33% the remainder (air travel, food, work offices ....)...
by summit
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:21 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: 345
Views: 107079

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

These units will never be as cheap as home rates unless... yes and no, it's relative. There are a number of variables to consider, but only if you are "obsessive", like yours truly. 1. Because the rate is per minute and the charge rate depends on the pack SOC. Typically, the charge rate i...

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