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by SmokingRubber
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: New 2019 Color "Shock"
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: New 2019 Color "Shock"

Are there any new features on the 2019 Bolt?
by SmokingRubber
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 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: 301
Views: 33198

Re: Do not use EVgo fast chargers. No, seriously. Just don't.

The EVGo in Salinas (next to Knob Hill) times out in 30 minutes. You can restart it via the app, but another service charge applies. IMO this should be illegal. Why in the world is there another service fee other than the fact they are getting away with it? That being said, at least it's reliable. I...
by SmokingRubber
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: First 350 kW charging station in U.S. is open!!
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: First 350 kW charging station in U.S. is open!!

Until I can charge my battery in 15 minutes, I have to stick with my ICE car on trips. This is certainly your prerogative, and I'm not arguing with that. On the other end of the spectrum, if DCQCs were as common as gas stations, I would give up my ICE car today. I simply don't want the continued ex...
by SmokingRubber
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: First 350 kW charging station in U.S. is open!!
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: First 350 kW charging station in U.S. is open!!

I'm all for more DCFC ... but for me ... I will still take my ICE car on road trips. DCFCers are comparable in cost to gas. At least it's not enough of a difference to entice me into spending +60 minutes at some out-of-the-way charging station every 2½-3 hours of driving. Example: Pismo Beach to Las...
by SmokingRubber
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: EV Driving Quiz
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: EV Driving Quiz

Antonio from Venezuela spent $629.03 on electricity to travel 15,000 miles. He saved $820.96 @ $2.32 a gallon.
If Antonio lived in Los Angeles, he'd have paid $4 a gallon for gas, or 0.22 a kWh. He'd have saved $1,435.49 if he lived in California.
by SmokingRubber
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Hilltop Reserve/Regen change after software update
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Hilltop Reserve/Regen change after software update

I had hilltop reserve active all week. I charge every day while I'm at work. Several times, last week, I noted I wasn't getting full regen when I was stopping at the lights between here and the freeway. I would still get some regen... but not full WHOA. It doesn't feel as consistent as it used to be...
by SmokingRubber
Wed May 30, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 105
Views: 16569

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

INTERMITTENT WIPER controls are backward. The knob lists the values as short to longer and longer bars ... essentially indicating the interval between wipes would be longer. --- ----- -------- ----------- The short bar tells me the interval would be short... right? NOPE! In the Bolt, the short bar p...
by SmokingRubber
Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Software update taking 2 days at dealer (so far)
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Software update taking 2 days at dealer (so far)

I took my car to the dealer Wednesday. The update took almost 2 hours. I was told it was an unusual update because someone had to sit in the car with their foot on the brake the entire time. Foot off = fail. Then when it was done the car kept giving some kind of initialization error message and woul...
by SmokingRubber
Wed May 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: California Clean Vehicle Rebate
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: California Clean Vehicle Rebate

Thanks for the confirmation. I was hoping for a quicker turn-around than that, but I won't lose sleep over it. The rebate is "fun-money" so I'm looking forward to the toy or vacation it'll buy.
by SmokingRubber
Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: California Clean Vehicle Rebate
Replies: 3
Views: 459

California Clean Vehicle Rebate

I've applied for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate of $2500. FYI, you can apply for this rebate anytime after getting the registration to your car, and it's available to all California residents whether you've leased or purchased. You do not need to wait until tax time to apply. After I submitted ...

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