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by EVHOO
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?
Replies: 22
Views: 5786

Re: Charge: As soon as possible, or as late as possible?

This is an interesting and useful discussion. My wife's Bolt is used mostly for in town driving, where she (or I sometimes) drives it in the L mode which maximizes the regeneration in slowing or stopping. The regeneration is effectively a very short charge. Can one assume that this normal operation ...
by EVHOO
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Cheap Ebay Chargers 32/40 amp
Replies: 38
Views: 7032

Re: Cheap Ebay Chargers 32/40 amp

I have a question about a TeslaTap. We have a Chevy Bolt, and would like to visit a town which is about 180 miles away, which is in range with a full charge. To use the TeslaTap at a public charging station, is it correct to assume that I will need an app to pay for the charging? In this town, a net...
by EVHOO
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How much heat is normal with level 2 charging
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

How much heat is normal with level 2 charging

We bought our 2017 Bolt at the end of last year, and only used the level 1 charging until about a month ago. I then had an electrician installl a 240 volt circuit and a Clipper Creek charger in our garage. I have charging set for hilltop mode, but have done a full charge on one occasion. When I do a...
by EVHOO
Sat May 12, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car
Replies: 38
Views: 10363

Re: This Stupid Recall Just Broke My Car

I received a notice about "The loss of propulsion High Voltage Battery" recall. Scheduled appointment and took the car in yesterday early. After about 90 minutes, they tell me it's ready, so wife and I get in car and drive away. Notice display screen and radio are not working normally. We ...
by EVHOO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Audible warning for Lane departure and blind spot warning
Replies: 25
Views: 16473

Re: Audible warning for Lane departure and blind spot warning

There is another audible alert that I like. Sometimes I put the turn signal on , maybe for a lane change, and it doesn't release automatically. After a period (30 seconds?) an audible beep starts sounding. If my wife is in the passenger's seat, it alerts after a second or two. : 8-)
by EVHOO
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: What's Your MaximumRange?
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: What's Your MaximumRange?

I posted this in another thread; the range at the end of overnight charging was 307 miles. I found that the hilltop reserve setting was off, so I turned it on and charged overnight. The fully charged range was 247, or 80% of what it was with the hilltop reserve setting off.
by EVHOO
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "Full" battery levels dropping daily
Replies: 125
Views: 20221

Re: "Full" battery levels dropping daily

I was concerned about the fact when we let our Bolt fully charge, the mileage available at the end of charging was 307 miles. (not the max mileage, but the nominal I guess I would call it) I just checked tonight and found that the hilltop reserve was off, so I set it to on, so that should reduce the...
by EVHOO
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: 3 weeks in, My review
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: 3 weeks in, My review

I occasionally drive my wife's BOLT, and I find that I can take trips through town, with 10 to 15 traffic lights, and by using the paddle, never use the foot brake. Like a previous poster, I do worry a bit that I will get in my Honda CRV, and be trying to use a paddle that's not there.
by EVHOO
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "Full" battery levels dropping daily
Replies: 125
Views: 20221

Re: "Full" battery levels dropping daily

My wife drives a Bolt that we purchased at the end of 2017. (She lets me drive it if I'm good.) We were not fully charging the battery as I was concerned about overcharging it. Then I read that the charging system is set up to only charge the battery to about 80% of the battery designed value, so ov...

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