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by Airbesar
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 10271

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

Great topic. This my first lease. Got it because I thought there would be spiffier EVs in 3 years. One year from lease end I'm not finding this to be the case. The only thing close is the Kona. I like the faster charging and HB configuration but I don't like the slower acceleration. The price and th...
by Airbesar
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Hot Garage
Replies: 50
Views: 11183

Re: Hot Garage

My situation is that we park under the house on a concrete slab with the sun never hitting the car or around it and a wall or two preventing hot air from blowing in much when the temp is high. So I'm probably in the wrong thread, except that the discussion is relevant to the question of whether the ...
by Airbesar
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 33
Views: 6785

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

For Sacramento CA folks and as an indicator for what other utilities might offer, here's a website quote from the local utility - SMUD: "For plug-in electric vehicle owners, there is an additional 1.5ยข per kWh credit for charging your EV between midnight and 6 a.m. every day, all year long. Tha...
by Airbesar
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Hot Garage
Replies: 50
Views: 11183

Re: Hot Garage

There have been several different observations and suggestions on the discussion board about dealing with battery conditioning when the car is sitting at your house in hot weather. This last one by plj leaves me confused. As described in that post, the battery conditioning came on when the car was p...
by Airbesar
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Rear Cargo Board is Dealer Optional
Replies: 20
Views: 5144

Re: Rear Cargo Board is Dealer Optional

I have a Premier. The false floor came with. I usually stick the charging cable, maybe an extension cord, and the shopping bags under the false floor To go tangental. I was recently ranting to my wife about not being able to fit 2 roller bags in the way back. She wondered why I didn't try taking out...
by Airbesar
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Vacation Storage Plan
Replies: 21
Views: 4860

Re: Vacation Storage Plan

I'll be away for three weeks leaving the Bolt in the 90 plus, day time heat of Sacramento. SparkE's "rocket surgery" sounds like a great way to get the automatic battery conditioning for the heat by keeping the car plugged in without causing the battery to be kept at a high charge level. I...
by Airbesar
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Remote AC/heat adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: Remote AC/heat adjustment

Patronus has it right but to expand slightly... If you're not plugged in, the car will still precondition the car for whatever your HVAC setting was when you turned off the car, using the battery for power. The loss of charge to the battery isn't very big, at least for AC. Recently, I was parked und...
by Airbesar
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fob quit working.
Replies: 17
Views: 6082

Re: Fob quit working.

Thanks. I never heard more from my dealer. But the problem hasn't occurred more than that one time, so I've put it on ignore.
by Airbesar
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Outdoor cover for my new Bolt
Replies: 19
Views: 4483

Re: Outdoor cover for my new Bolt

Folding in the mirrors - great idea.

We're in an ag area so the cover is to keep some of the dust off. The carport is under the house, we're on pilings because we're next to the Sacramento River, and removed from the front door so the cover appearance isn't a big deal.
by Airbesar
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Outdoor cover for my new Bolt
Replies: 19
Views: 4483

Re: Outdoor cover for my new Bolt

bolt cover (280x210).jpg Thanks for the picture posting advice. It looks small to me, but I think I have it in the message. I agree, the look is baggy for my taste. The manufacturer suggests that pockets for the exterior mirrors wear out quickly so it doesn't have them but that adds to the baggy lo...

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