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by oilerlord
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Solar PV - Save Money & Shrink Carbon Footprint
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Solar PV - Save Money & Shrink Carbon Footprint

In this part BC were 8 cents low tier and 12 cents high tier rate plus running fees, it's safe to assume with grid tie you'd never bump up into the 2nd tier and utilities buy back surplus power at I believe 10 cents as a credit payed back in cash yearly, my maths on a wholesale self installed 5ish ...
by oilerlord
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison
Replies: 72
Views: 4869

Re: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison

I'm not sure how that relates to the question. Are those the tires that OilerLord is using? Did I miss where he mentioned that? I have a set of 225-50/R-17 Pirelli-Winter SOTTOZERO 3 tires on the Benz. They stop well in winter...but from experience, I think these may be HRR tires. I've had a dramat...
by oilerlord
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Solar PV - Save Money & Shrink Carbon Footprint
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Solar PV - Save Money & Shrink Carbon Footprint

The system is Sunpower 327 watt panels (about 20% efficient), and it is warranted for 25 years. The system will pay for itself in just over 5 years, with all the incentives, and in less than 10 years without them. It is a 10kW system on the AC output, and the estimated annual output is just under 1...
by oilerlord
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison
Replies: 72
Views: 4869

Re: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison

Actually, no, it's not the same. A cold battery holds less energy than a warm one. I think ideal temperature is about 60-70F. So in winter, you get a double-hit to range. Your battery holds energy, yet it takes more energy to heat and drive (cold air is denser, causing more drag). I've also found t...
by oilerlord
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison
Replies: 72
Views: 4869

Re: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison

The worst median mileage estimate we have seen was 152 miles. My family of four drove up to Freeport ME and back on December 31st, when it was about 9F, and we still got that range. In September and October, we saw median ranges above 300 miles. 238 seems quite fair and sensible. I absolutely under...
by oilerlord
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison
Replies: 72
Views: 4869

Re: Bolt winter performance, an ICE comparison

Now I'm aware that batteries don't hold a charge as well in cold weather, but to be honest I'm quite shocked at a loss of over 50% of range from what Chevy advertises. If I had purchased a "normal" EV with a "normal" advertised range of 75-80 miles, and I was looking at a range ...
by oilerlord
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns
Replies: 27
Views: 3275

Re: From a Leaf to a Bolt: Early Returns

I still get surprised by what some find imprtant, and what they don't care as much about when selecting a vehicle (or many things, actually). So she was down to the A3 and the Niro. Two very, very different vehicles that I normally wouldn't consider to be compared and cross shopped. If the Audi had...
by oilerlord
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: The January 2018 EV Sales Numbers are in: Bolt 1177, Volt 713
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: The January Numbers are in.

Musk made a low-volume prediction of 25,000 cars. The Bolt sold a tad over 23K in the U.S. in 2017. In the history of BEVs, how many other models have sold at least 23K - ever? Tesla 'S' 3 times (2017, 2016, 2015) - introduced 2012 LEAF once (2014) - introduced before 2012 So no other BEV has sold ...
by oilerlord
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: The January 2018 EV Sales Numbers are in: Bolt 1177, Volt 713
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: The January Numbers are in.

If GM is only making about 23,000 Bolts, and it isn't able to sell all of them, doesn't it make just as much sense that they aren't making more because they can't sell them? Sarcasm wasn't my intention. I'm not at all a disciple preaching the Word of Elon, just recognizing that at a time when analy...
by oilerlord
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: The January 2018 EV Sales Numbers are in: Bolt 1177, Volt 713
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: The January Numbers are in.

https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/ lists other EVs as well. Something from the above link - it looks like Tesla averaged almost 400 model3s a week in Jan 2018. Not even double the Dec '17 total, and a far cry from the 5000 a week Elon announced. When has the '5000/week date been...

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