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by plj
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: Recargo's DCFC Station Contract on 101 in Central California

Plugshare shows DCFC stations at both the south- and north-bound rest areas near Camp Roberts (near Bradley). The report says they are solar powered and not available after dark. Currently, the northbound is reported as not working. The Plugshare note says the following: "This is a 100% solar p...
by plj
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bike racks
Replies: 46
Views: 21626

Re: Bike racks

I bought a Highland SportWing. The design has changed, and it's no longer possible to get the riser shank. It's too bad, as the bike rides low -- the tires on my road bike (700) were 5" off level ground (with the hitch being 9 1/2" off the ground). Hence, it can no longer be recommended f...
by plj
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

Re: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge

I learned that Eric Way goes by News Coulomb. I found he has some discussion of the "handshake" issue on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5tYyyP ... ex=19&t=0s

My question remains. Does GM have a fix? Is it a warranty issue?
by plj
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

Re: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge

Thank you Paul. Do you mean chevybolt.org? I looked there, and see yours and others references to him, but not his posts. If it's easy for you, could you point me towards the post you're thinking of? Thanks a million.
Peter
by plj
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

DCFC: Difficult "handshake" to initiate charge

A couple times I've now had difficulty starting a DCFC (Level 3) fast charge. Talking to technical support from both Recharge and Electrify America, I learned to lift up the cable (close to the car port) to help make that connection. So far, the lifting enabled the 'handshake' to occur. I gather fro...
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: 1995

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: 24265

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: 3968

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: 7
Views: 3127

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: 1243

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

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