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by plj
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV problem with liquid-cooled CCS cables
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Bolt EV problem with liquid-cooled CCS cables

I recharged my early Bolt (Oct 2016 build date) at the Recargo Prunedale station. I was fortunate enough to have a Recargo tech there at the time. Although my car had no problem, he said that Bolts tended to have trouble latching, and to hold up the cable and lift up the CCS head when starting.
by plj
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Global warming ...
Replies: 123
Views: 14748

Re: Global warming ...

Here's a nice discussion of what we can do, giving the relative magnitude of the benefit of the changes we make. The key takeaway thought: "The four actions that most substantially decrease an individual's carbon footprint are: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding air travel, living car-free, an...
by plj
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: What MPGe are you getting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

Re: What MPGe are you getting?

Thanks for posting. The MyChevy app reports total miles (16,686) and lifetime 3.7 miles/kWh. FuelEconomy.gov provides this conversion: 1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh. Using that, I calculate 125 MPGe. I estimate my driving is 90% freeway, and I typically stay below 70 mph. Most of the use is in the C...
by plj
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

paulgipe wrote:Wake me when someone successfully charges.

I successfully charged at a Recargo station in Prunedale Nov 20th. Nice to cruise up to six (6!) chargers.

I look forward to them installing more along 101.
by plj
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Effect of revised NAFTA on EV's
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Effect of revised NAFTA on EV's

According to this link, 20% of the content of the Bolt is USA/Canada and 61% is Korea.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.g ... 262018.pdf
by plj
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Effect of revised NAFTA on EV's
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Effect of revised NAFTA on EV's

Has anyone heard of the effect of the revised NAFTA agreement on Bolts? The traction battery and motor are made in Korea... From this article: https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/10/where-americas-charge-towards-electric-vehicles-stands-today/572857/ The new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agree...
by plj
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Electric Auto Association Petitions for Mammoth Lake Public Chargers
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: Electric Auto Association Petitions for Mammoth Lake Public Chargers

I asked about plans for a public charger at the Mono Lake Committee, and they reported that the Chamber of Commerce is working on installing one. Perhaps at the Solar Pavilion, which a quick search found a discussion. Here's the first paragraph (dated July 5th, 2018): "Exciting times are shinin...
by plj
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Electric Auto Association Petitions for Mammoth Lake Public Chargers
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: Electric Auto Association Petitions for Mammoth Lake Public Chargers

That charger desert on 395 extends all the way north to South Lake Tahoe. There's no public Level 2 or 3 in that entire 350-mile-long reach from South Lake Tahoe to Mohave. In contrast, Nevada DOT has a free Level 3 charger in Hawthorne... I'm heading to Lee Vining tomorrow, and called two motels to...
by plj
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 2755

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Thanks Paul. We were in a similar quandary, seeking to drive from near Sacramento to Mammoth Lakes and Tuolumne Meadows this summer. Coming from the north (as opposed to your trip from the south), we considered using our Bolt. However, 395 is a charger desert south of Lake Tahoe. We considered charg...
by plj
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Best Charging Regimen for Low Mileage and Hot Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Best Charging Regimen for Low Mileage and Hot Weather

I posted discussion of an academic paper on extending Li-ion battery life here: https://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8080&p=31226#p31226 They suggest charging "as late as possible." That is, not not routinely charging it. They argue for charging before you use it....

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