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by BillHowland
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Question: Ever been ICE'd?
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Question: Ever been ICE'd?

The other day I came up to a new dual ChargePoint (dual 30 ampere unit), where there was an old LEAF that had finished charging, and also a new FORD ENERGI (the ones with 15 miles of AER or whatever), WITH TWO TEENS awake in the car. - I nicely asked them if they wouldn't mind moving their car so t...
by BillHowland
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How do you turn the radio off?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: How do you turn the radio off?

How on earth do you turn the radio off? To be clear - I don't mean "how do you turn all audio off" - I always listen to my phone's music via CarPlay. I never (literally never) want the radio to play any music, ever. Is there any way to get it to not turn on every single time I get in the ...
by BillHowland
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Battery Conditioning Summer
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Battery Conditioning Summer

Last ten days Houston 90-97 . Battery Conditioning states zero percentage still. For those days when have been driving car to work and leaving parked in shade unplugged My juice box app chart shows during evening when plugged in some spikes every 4 hours which I assume is conditioning. Today 95 hig...
by BillHowland
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Question: Ever been ICE'd?
Replies: 28
Views: 2340

Re: Question: Ever been ICE'd?

The other day I came up to a new dual ChargePoint (dual 30 ampere unit), where there was an old LEAF that had finished charging, and also a new FORD ENERGI (the ones with 15 miles of AER or whatever), WITH TWO TEENS awake in the car. - I nicely asked them if they wouldn't mind moving their car so th...
by BillHowland
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Cheap Ebay Chargers 32/40 amp
Replies: 38
Views: 3466

Re: Cheap Ebay Chargers 32/40 amp

Lol! I was referring to slightly more modern technologies, though. Like space travel, supercomputers, and airplanes. Also, I was very careful to say "most" and not "all". So, nice try. It was amusing though. Taking a long view, China has been the most technologically advanced co...
by BillHowland
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Maximum Level 2 Charge Rate
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Maximum Level 2 Charge Rate

Greetings Long time Nissan LEAF driver. Taking a hard look at the Chevy Bolt. I've often seen the charging specifications for the Bolt listed as 32A/240V, 7.2KW. It seems to me that 32A X 240V is 7.7 KW, not 7.2KW. I realize that this is rather small, but it does add up for a 60KWH vehicle. Any cla...
by BillHowland
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the Bolt
Topic: Air Conditioning
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: Air Conditioning

The guess-o-meter looks at recent history to predict range. Don't expect an instant adjustment when you turn on A/C. NO on the BOLT ev that is not correct. The display USUALLY instantly changes EXCEPT when it is very hot - I've noticed this also in my ELR that the AC won't go off when it is 90 degr...
by BillHowland
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: 299 miles after 110v charging today
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: 299 miles after 110v charging today

Hummmm, I've never noticed the slightest problem with the Range indicator - it obviously showing a 'range of ranges'. I have noticed the estimated time for charging varies as to the LAST TIME you charged - I don't know why they do that as the VOLT and ELR used to give estimated 8 amp, 12 amp (at 120...
by BillHowland
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Amazing low cost to run an EV
Replies: 46
Views: 6060

Re: Amazing low cost to run an EV

I guess Bay Area Californians get price-gouged on their utilities as compared to NY. And depending where you live in upstate it can get even cheaper. We benefit from municipal power and long term contracts with hydroelectric suppliers, think Niagara Falls. We currently pay $4.53 /month connection f...
by BillHowland
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Amazing low cost to run an EV
Replies: 46
Views: 6060

Re: Amazing low cost to run an EV

When calculating EV electricity costs there are a couple of important things to note: 1. The kW consumption displayed in the car is not the same as what you pumped into the car . This is b/c of AC to DC conversion and heat losses pumping electrons into the battery. True kWh charging consumption is ...

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