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by theothertom
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM

If I read the chart correctly, current US conditions for battery prices are around $200/KWh. Is that correct? IF so, that puts a 60KWh battery at $12K. I don't know what a gasoline engine costs but my thoughts are it's < $12K, which makes ICE a cheaper option. The chart compares EV battery cost to g...
by theothertom
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Phaseout of Federal tax credit for GM

I guess the law is the law, but Chevy's EV sales numbers are "inflated" due to the Volt. The Volt was good at the time, but only offered ~30 miles electric range. I wish the government would change the law so that only BEV's are counted. Oh well...
by theothertom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Mountains to the Sea: EV Road Trip Made Possible by a 60 kWh Battery
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Mountains to the Sea: EV Road Trip Made Possible by a 60 kWh Battery

Thanks, Paul. I'm a little confused what the picture with the circle in it is.....
by theothertom
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Price Check on 2019 Bolt LT - Is This a Good/Great Deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Price Check on 2019 Bolt LT - Is This a Good/Great Deal?

Almost 18% discount. Looks pretty good to me. And, I assume you can still get the $7500 tax credit from the IRS.
by theothertom
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: YAMMV - Close call

And you only lost 38 miles to speed, relative to your puttering average, not 66. 28 miles remaining is pretty good, not a close call. GOM was 57% off. That's huge. But I agree that it's probably based on previous driving habits. So the lesson is, if you're going to change your driving habits, the G...
by theothertom
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit

I use a tire plug kit and a 12V air compressor (Walmart). I've had to use it a few times over the years and never had a problem. I haven't used the tire plug kit for long time, but it could be a good idea. What is the best tire plug kit? Did you buy from Walmart, or somewhere else? I don't remember...
by theothertom
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Is $7,500 EV Tax Credit still available?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Is $7,500 EV Tax Credit still available?

I visited my local Chevrolet dealer this past weekend, and found that, for a lease, Chevrolet does NOT pass the $7500 tax credit to the person leasing the vehicle. What they do is artificially inflate the residual value of the car. The residual value for the Bolt is, if I remember correctly, in the...
by theothertom
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Questions about Tire Sealant and Comoressor Kit

I don't think you can put sealant into a tire to make it a self sealing tire. A sharp object, like a nail, would pierce the dried sealant and the tire would leak. IMO I wouldn't put sealant in a tire anyway. It tends to coat the wheel and make it difficult to balance. Also it's hard to remove once i...
by theothertom
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Is $7,500 EV Tax Credit still available?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Is $7,500 EV Tax Credit still available?

Thanks SparkE for the detailed explanation. I would add that if you lease, the leasing company gets the tax credit, not you. That way you don't have to file for it at the end of the year. So you should make sure the credit is added into the lease calculation. Sometimes you gotta ask. Edit: The "...

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