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by DanDietrich
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Heated rear seats
Replies: 7
Views: 6457

Heated rear seats

I am in the market to replace my 2014 Leaf. It's actually harder than I thought because I am not totally happy with any of the EV options. I am certain I won't buy another Leaf, mostly because of service issues and minor design screw ups. But one thing I have noticed is that no other brand seems to ...
by DanDietrich
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: What do you think of Tesla's New Pickup
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

Re: What do you think of Tesla's New Pickup

I am a carpenter. That truck is utterly useless as a truck. Its just another toy for people who want to deliver their golf clubs in style. I liked the Bollinger, although it was a little over the top, until I saw the starting price. Once again, nothing for the trades people who do tons of local driv...
by DanDietrich
Mon May 20, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 34
Views: 21989

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

Try checking it while it is plugged in. I'm curious to see if it is charging then.
by DanDietrich
Mon May 20, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 34
Views: 21989

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

On my Nissan Leaf the 12 volt battery does not charge when the car is plugged in. Leaving the car plugged in for 60 hours would lead my Leaf to be dead, just as your car was, especially if there was any draw, like a bluetooth OBD2 transmitter. I had thought that the Bolt was programmed differently, ...
by DanDietrich
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Misadventures at Anaheim Stadium
Replies: 24
Views: 8488

Re: Misadventures at Anaheim Stadium

I have been through similar crap with my Leaf a few times, minus the towing mishaps. A USB charged jump start battery, left plugged in for 10 minutes or so, will usually charge the 12 volt enough to boot up.
by DanDietrich
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns
Replies: 28
Views: 17216

Re: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns

It's okay, she isn't on this forum. But in all seriousness a hockey goalie doesn't travel light. I firmly believe that people should buy as much car as they need and no more, and that gear will drive my next decision. I hope there are good options. So far that electric VW bus is nothing but vaporware.
by DanDietrich
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns
Replies: 28
Views: 17216

Re: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns

I like this conversation. Of course different people will have different requirements. I have a 2014 Leaf right now that has good points and bad. I have not been happy with Nissan or their dealerships. A bigger problem is that my son is a hockey goalie. I can fit his bag in the car with the seats do...
by DanDietrich
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 33
Views: 12008

Re: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?

I looked into a TOU in NJ and they add a $10 equipment charge to the bill every month for the meter. There goes all of the potential savings. Is there no additional charge elsewhere?
by DanDietrich
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2018 Bolt Release Date
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

Re: 2018 Bolt Release Date

Are there any changes between the 17's and 18's?
by DanDietrich
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: New tech battery for our 2017 bolts in the future?
Replies: 11
Views: 4348

Re: New tech battery for our 2017 bolts in the future?

If the Leaf is any comparison, the packs will not be reverse compatible. Automakers really are just about profit, not about sustainability. They don't make electric cars to be green, they do it for financial reasons.

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