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by theothertom
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Should I buy a 2020?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Should I buy a 2020?

EgonSpengler wrote:Well I pulled the trigger and for a blue 2020 on Saturday. Haven't been able to drive it much since they've locked NJ down and I'm forced to work from home. Can't wait to put it to the test on my first commute.

Congrats. Let us know how it works out for you.
by theothertom
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 14
Views: 7153

Re: experience with lease return process?

Thanks for sharing and good information for those who are under the mistaken impression a lease contract is not negotiable. jack vines Just to clarify, Jack: I did have to pay all remaining payments at full price and early, too. My only real savings by returning it early was on my auto insurance; a...
by theothertom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Should I buy a 2020?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Should I buy a 2020?

BoltEV wrote:
theothertom wrote:in my experience, yes...

Do you drive in a similarly cold climate as New Jersey as the OP does?

I didn’t respond because my experiences in Los Angeles are just not relevant.

Yes. And the OP states he will not use climate control if necessary.
by theothertom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Should I buy a 2020?
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Should I buy a 2020?

in my experience, yes, it will work. I get around 4 miles/kWh if I drive 65 with no heat or A/C. Increase the speed to 70 and use heat, you'll get around 3. With a 66kWh battery on the 2020 Bolt, you'll get 198 mile range at 3 miles/kWh. So, no worries! You'll need an L2 charger at home, though . So...
by theothertom
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Update on Non-Tesla DC Fast Charging Station Density in North America
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

Re: Update on Non-Tesla DC Fast Charging Station Density in North America

I'm bemused by EA having two CCS cables despite only one being usable at a time - sticking it to CHAdeMO? Surely, not pandering to those who don't move their cars as soon as they finish charging? :roll: I've read that the cords on the EA chargers are short and having two per station would allow cha...
by theothertom
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: GM's EV Lineup & Rollout Schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: GM's EV Lineup & Rollout Schedule

Thanks for posting. Link works now.
by theothertom
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Regen in L doesn't always work
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Regen in L doesn't always work

I don't know about the Bolt, but Tesla batteries must be a certain temp for regen to "work". If you've driven your car for 35K miles, I assume it's been cold before, but apparently you haven't had this condition before. I also assume you know that regen doesn't work if the battery is full....
by theothertom
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Not charging anywhere near 238
Replies: 5
Views: 3281

Re: Not charging anywhere near 238

I guess you understand cold weather and use of the heater really reduce range, as well as driving speed. What is your average miles/kWh (shown on the "dash" behind the steering wheel) ? You can do a rough calculation by multiplying your miles/kWh by 60 (the battery capacity) to get total r...
by theothertom
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Heated rear seats
Replies: 4
Views: 2695

Re: Heated rear seats

Chevy Bolt with Premium trim has heated rear seats. I think the Tesla model 3 does as well but I didn't search for it.
https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en ... /2019.html
by theothertom
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Year-end 2019 EV sales numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: Year-end 2019 EV sales numbers

Thanks for the link. It looks like 2.6% of all cars sold in the US were EV's (Sept data)

Total sales: https://www.carprousa.com/U.S.-Auto-Sal ... 018/a/1056

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