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by theothertom
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging
Replies: 18
Views: 8548

Re: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging

Is that information you cite from the release bulletin? I am unable to read it. So, living in Southern California, I should not bother with the update? Yes, it's on the service bulletin. In fact, the dealer is not supposed to do the update unless the customer complains about slow charging during co...
by theothertom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging
Replies: 18
Views: 8548

Re: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging

I went back to the EA charger in Mojave and this time the larger capacity station was working: I was hitting 50-53 Kwh at the beginning. I will get the software update next dealer service and go back and see if it improves the throughput. I thought it only improved cold weather charging? If so, you...
by theothertom
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: air conditioner problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: air conditioner problem

Funny, I often have the issue where the AC is turning on when I have specifically set it to NOT do so. Not sure which issue is worke though. The Bolt has an automatic defrost feature that is set to "on" by default. This will cause the A/C and or heat to come on when you don't want it to. ...
by theothertom
Mon May 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 13
Views: 10970

Re: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif

Yes, he made it. He said it was ~175miles from Bishop to Mojave. He charged to 85% in Bishop, drove at 65-70mph, and arrived at Mojave with 5% battery.
by theothertom
Mon May 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 13
Views: 10970

Re: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif

Bad News : US-395 in the eastern sierras is still very poorly served by everyone except Tesla. Once another DCFC site (hopefully with a min of 4 units) opens between Bishop and Mojave it will be (theoretically) possible to travel from Las Vegas or Los Angeles or Bakersfield all the way to Reno on U...
by theothertom
Sun May 24, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

I won't go into the packages you need (backup camera, blind spot monitor, etc). These are pretty much the same for all cars. There is one option (described below) that is worth considering. For charging, you have to consider how you will be using your car. The Bolt is supplied with a charger (techni...
by theothertom
Sat May 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What's this "identifier" thing?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: What's this "identifier" thing?

I suppose it's some sort of GPS tracking device that's hidden in your car. Kind of like LoJack, which has been around for awhile.
Yeah, woe to the guy who tries to "hot wire" a Bolt :o :shock: 8-)
by theothertom
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range indicator said "Low" then Bolt immediately died.
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Range indicator said "Low" then Bolt immediately died.

I sent you a private message pointing to other sources for help.
by theothertom
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What should I do when the power goes down?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: What should I do when the power goes down?

I don't think it makes a difference if you leave it plugged in or not. Having said that, there are instructions all over the internet that will show you how to hook up an inverter to your car which will enable you to power a few small items in your house during a power outage. Another advantage of a...

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