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by theothertom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 113
Views: 19985

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

New “feature”? Previously known: To roll down windows or use climate control, you can press and hold the start button for 5 seconds WITHOUT FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL. This will NOT start the car (allow car to shift and move) so a passenger or child in the car can do this. That's a nice feature. Thanks fo...
by theothertom
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Charge Capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Battery Charge Capacity

I know you didn't change 12A to 8A, but it wouldn't have made a difference. I'm pretty sure those setting apply to the included 120V charger, not a L2 charger.
by theothertom
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Help me understand how regen works
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Help me understand how regen works

According to my limited understanding, when you lift your foot off of the accelerator, the electric motor goes into generator mode (I assume there is some software that controls this?) and starts generating electricity, which goes back to the battery. This works because the rotor (magnet) is being t...
by theothertom
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Vacation Rental in Mariposa, CA Near Yosemite with electric car charging station
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Vacation Rental in Mariposa, CA Near Yosemite with electric car charging station

Thank you for doing this. I live on the east coast or I would be all over this. Hopefully you'll get a lot of business :)
by theothertom
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: CT - Lease advice appreciated
Replies: 32
Views: 4398

Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

SparkE wrote:That sounds like a better deal (if a non-MA resident can get that deal).

I don't know where the OP lives, but I've contacted dealers in CA and the New England states and it's a no-go unless you're a resident of those states. I'm in SC so no deal for me :(
by theothertom
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: CT - Lease advice appreciated
Replies: 32
Views: 4398

Re: CT - Lease advice appreciated

LookingForBolt wrote:So it seems like an additional $2,000 that they took off. Is this a good deal? :-)


If the car is equipped the way you want it and the price meets your target price, then yes, it's a good deal.
by theothertom
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How much will my battery degrade after two years of charging to 100% almost every night?
Replies: 39
Views: 1898

Re: How much will my battery degrade after two years of charging to 100% almost every night?

I posted an article on our experience yesterday to my web site. See Tracking Chevy Bolt EV Battery Capacity . Here's the gist on our Bolt after 14 months and 11,000 miles, mostly charged to 100%. During the past five months our capacity has varied from 61.1 kWh, when I began recording the data from...
by theothertom
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?

Selling price of $33,800 is an ok price given it's not an end of month or end of year deal. Sometimes you can get a slightly better deal if it is the last day of the month and the dealer needs to sell a car to meet a quota. But sometimes they've already met their quota and won't offer as good a deal...
by theothertom
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?

Hard to say without more information Sticker? Capitalized cost? Residual? Money factor? FWIW I was offered a '19 LT with DCFC and a couple of packages for ~550/mo lease. No money down, 3 yr, 10K per year. Includes all taxes and fees but sales tax is "only" $500 here in South Carolina. I de...
by theothertom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How much will my battery degrade after two years of charging to 100% almost every night?
Replies: 39
Views: 1898

Re: How much will my battery degrade after two years of charging to 100% almost every night?

However I look at an electric car as “technology” and this is my second three-year lease, after my Chevy Volt. I have to make a decision in one year, and the hope for $35,000 model 3 appears to be vaporware! Haha I've owned cars for 50 years and never leased one, until now. Technology is changing s...

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