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by summit
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Not charging anywhere near 238
Replies: 5
Views: 4832

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: 2341

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: 5272

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: 37620

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: 93242

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...
by summit
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:18 am
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: 93242

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

So is the current more sane EVgo pricing also the result of CA pressure ? BTWay, stopped for a charge at Chargepoint HQ and their new EVSE station showed 51kw rate into a BoltEV. I was told that the version will also be way more reliable than the current 50kw station. But they are a bit behind produ...
by summit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Rumors of adaptive cruise control? And more?
Replies: 11
Views: 6711

Re: Rumors of adaptive cruise control? And more?

I would disagree about the option for charge target. Lithium prefers shallow charge/discharge, ideally around 50% SOC. The worst would be to hover near 100% on very hot days. It's best to charge daily with just enough kwh for the day.

There is a TOU setting in the Energy/Charge setting
by summit
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Aeroshutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: Aeroshutter

Chevy used to have an advertisement about the aeroshutter on the Volt, to improve aerodynamic. But I have only seen those shutters closed on my Volt in the first couple months of ownership. I have yet to them closed on my Bolt, even in the winter with outside below 40F. May be they are only closed d...
by summit
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Hello from ChargePoint!
Replies: 116
Views: 38710

Re: Hello from ChargePoint!

Having a way to terminate charge (with Home Charger) via a SOC % setting would be an awesome enhancement, mainly to prolong battery life. While the Bolt has Hilltop mode, which stops charge at 92% or so; I would rather stop ~50%-75% for most days (particularly when it's over 100F) since I don't need...
by summit
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Aeroshutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Re: Aeroshutter

I have never seen mine closed up, has any one ? I don't think it works. There were a few Tesla M3 parked in the lot, all of them have the aeroshutter closed shut. It was in Palmdale with 110F outside air, I guess it would be bad if there is a malfunction and the shutters stay in closed position.

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