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by SparkE
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: The Q4 Numbers are in for GM.
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: The Q4 Numbers are in for GM.

In 1-2 years, lease returns are going to start piling up on dealer lots. That's when the bottom falls out of the resale market, and when I start shopping around. 2021 is going to be the time to get an amazing deal on a used Bolt. Yup. Look at the prices of 4-year-old used LEAFs. The 2015 LEAF sold ...
by SparkE
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Hello from ChargePoint!
Replies: 116
Views: 15770

Re: Hello from ChargePoint!

Having a way to terminate charge (with Home Charger) via a SOC % setting would be an awesome enhancement, mainly to prolong battery life. While the Bolt has Hilltop mode, which stops charge at 92% or so; I would rather stop ~50%-75% for most days (particularly when it's over 100F) since I don't nee...
by SparkE
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

Heck, I recall EVgo even charging a membership/activation fee to join. I joined during a time when that was waived (in Sept 2016). Funny, I did the same (it was "national EV week" or some such, and they gave out membership/cards for free at that time). I've still never used it. (The EVgo ...
by SparkE
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

EVgo doesn't play the fee game that EA is wont to do Well, they certainly used to do so , when they were pretty much the only game in town, and it was a doozy : $5 connection fee !! When was the EVGo connection fee $5? I started with them back in 2013 and I do not ever remember such a fee. It was o...
by SparkE
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

That Tahoe trip I took last Fall left me with a very positive impression as every one of the twenty-or-so stations I used worked flawlessly, as have all the local stations (my latest being a pre-planned midnight charge at San Mateo CalTrain coming back from SFO instead of my usual stop at Hillsdale...
by SparkE
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

BarfOMatic, no need for such acrimony . Yes, I have edited that post. Sigh. If I need a five-minute DCFC to get home, then the $1 connection fee can represent an unreasonable portion of my bill. Even though I understand the rationale, I believe it should be buried by the EVSE operator with all the ...
by SparkE
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV
Replies: 12
Views: 2291

Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

https://insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-requires-almost-no-maintenance-for-first-150000-miles/ " Oh, brake fluid replacement is recommended every 5 years, regardless of mileage " http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/2016/12/the-chevy-bolt-ev-requires-zero_12.html Chevrolet does recommend a coo...
by SparkE
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: EVgo DC FC pricing changes coming Feb 12, 2019

Oh my! EVgo's prices going UP to pretty closely match the competition, basically. Unless one travels a lot (guaranteed to use $8 of FCging every month), it looks like the utility of the "subscription" rate just tanked - if you're sure you will use DCFC for $8/mo (28 mins), every month, the...
by SparkE
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: DCFC's come to Interstate-5... finally!

GetOffYourGas wrote: ...

Meanwhile, EA is looking to have hundreds of multi-port QCs throughout the country in 5 short months. Things are about to get real.


If only they worked! (many, many reports of their DCFCs not working, having to call to get them rebooted, etc. - across the nation)
by SparkE
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 35
Views: 1917

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters that electric car subsidies "will all end in the near future," adding 2020 or 2021 when asked for a timeline. https://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/fuelefficient/ct-trump-end-electric-vehicl...

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