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by Chargeit
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 152 mile range when fully charged?
Replies: 25
Views: 9943

Re: 152 mile range when fully charged?

We just bought our 3rd Chevy EV, and the Guess-o-meter on the dash will drive you crazy if you let it. My wife is all freaked out because her new Bolt only shows 148 miles when she thought it should read 238. When I checked her Energy Score, it shows positive numbers for Technique and Terrain, and -...
by Chargeit
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread
Replies: 131
Views: 46216

Re: BOLT SEAT ISSUE - no DATA thread

It's been a month since we got our Bolt and I thought maybe an update would be helpful. Since reading this thread, the first thing I think about when sitting in our Bolt is seat comfort. Thanks! Then I immediately forget about it for the rest of the trip. We had our first long travel day on Christma...
by Chargeit
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: ~~ This could change EVERYTHING! .. ~~
Replies: 19
Views: 8217

Re: ~~ This could change EVERYTHING! .. ~~

This wouldn't work for us. During the day our EVs are out and about at work, etc, using up stored electricity. We recharge from the grid when we get home at night. While we're gone, our solar panels are pumping juice onto the grid to electrify our neighbors. There's no way to get the solar panel out...
by Chargeit
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Optimum garage temperature for your EV
Replies: 21
Views: 7773

Re: Optimum garage temperature for your EV

I converted our garage into a man cave. The last couple years our two Spark EVs have been parked outside during winter, and our new Bolt will have to join them. I think it will be OK. We usually get at least a couple cold spells down into the teens, and as far as I can tell, there haven't been any n...
by Chargeit
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 570
Views: 235062

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

I was in and out in under an hour. I hear it. When we bought the Spark EV a couple years ago I was so sick of the local dealers I called one 60 miles away. Not only did the salesman beat the Truecar price, which the locals wouldn't touch, he volunteered to deliver the car the next day. Signed the p...
by Chargeit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 570
Views: 235062

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

That's a great price! No trade-in or anything? No trade in. My wife's old car is actually worthless. :D BUT, we were there for six hours. The dealership was very busy (Black Friday) and our salesman was juggling two other buyers. We did test drive a few cars (a Volt and two Bolts) and took a lunch ...
by Chargeit
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Amazing low cost to run an EV
Replies: 46
Views: 16506

Re: Amazing low cost to run an EV

Two things: first are the environmental benefits, better air quality, reduced asthma, etc. You also have to factor in downtime and expense for maintenance you don't have to deal with when you buy an EV. Finally, about the Federal tax credit, how much have we paid in taxes to subsidize the oil indust...
by Chargeit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: new Bolt extended warranty a good idea or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 6685

Re: new Bolt extended warranty a good idea or not?

I'm 62, never bought an extended warranty and never once regretted it. That means someone else must be getting all my bad luck so you better hang onto your extended warranty since that someone might be you. ;)
by Chargeit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 570
Views: 235062

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

We bought our Bolt from Sport Chevrolet on Black Friday. They're located in Silver Spring, MD. Our Bolt is an LT, Nightfall Gray Metallic, has DCFC, Driver Confidence 1 and Comfort packages. MSRP = $38,420 We paid $32,000 before destination, taxes, etc. Rebates and tax credits will come to $10,500 (...
by Chargeit
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: LT Options - what's worth it, what's not?
Replies: 22
Views: 9772

Re: LT Options - what's worth it, what's not?

We just got the Bolt last week for my wife. She has a bad case of range anxiety even after living with my daughter's and my Spark EVs for the last couple years. The one thing she absolutely had to have was the fast charger. Incidentally, when we got the Sparks there were no installed CCS fast charge...

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