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by theothertom
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2021 Bolt: How to maximize range
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: 2021 Bolt: How to maximize range

Since you had a Bolt previously, you probably already know these things, but I'll list them anyway for newbies who may be reading this post. Range decreases as speed increases, so drive slower to increase range. (same for an ICE car) Higher tire pressure is better than lower pressure. I think the ma...
by theothertom
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

80 miles is no problem. If you find yourself low on range, just slow down. Speed really eats range.
by theothertom
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

3.2 miles/kWh is pretty good in winter, especially with the heat on. You're fine. If you can plug in to charge at home (220V), it will help your range to precondition before you leave. This will turn on the battery heater and make your drive more efficient. It also means you'll leave with a warm car...
by theothertom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

Todays round trip to work was 45.3 miles and 14.1 kwh used which includes creature comforts. One of the graphs shows almost 4 miles per kw the efficiency score i am seeing is -8 biggest hits are on climate settings and outside temp. Honestly as much as i want to be efficient i like being comfy its ...
by theothertom
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

The GOM is just that...a guess-o-meter. Range is estimated (estimated!) based on how the car was previously driven. Your real range depends on battery temp, driving speed, tire pressure, etc. Typically it's lower in winter and higher in summer. What is your average mile/kWh rating over , say, 100 mi...
by theothertom
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: stock charger says 120V
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: stock charger says 120V

Norton wrote:Why not run a 40A circuit if you're doing it from scratch?

Or better yet add a 50A (or even 60) for future proofing when your next EV will charge at 12kW. :)
by theothertom
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Why does the panic horn go off when I disconnect the charge cord?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Charging At Home

I think there's a setting for that. You probably have it turned to "on". It's there because some are worried about others unplugging their car, and possibly stealing their charger. Most people I know set it to "off"
by theothertom
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Aftermarket DC fast charge options
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Aftermarket DC fast charge options

I follow the forums closely, and I haven't heard of any.
by theothertom
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How can I read mpge while driving?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: How can I read mpge while driving?

ErnieR wrote:Thanks, Tom, a five minute average is just fine for my purpose. By the way, mi /kWh x 33.705 = mpge

Thanks. I learned something new today.

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