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by SparkE
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

Why would you NOT use CarPlay or Android Auto? I guess because I am "old school" (and just plain 'old', I guess). I know where I am going before I start the car - I look it up if I have never been there before (often on a computer, but hey). I generally only use navigation to find the fre...
by SparkE
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

Yes, Waze will not appear on my large display wirelessly (with turn by turn directions on the iPhone screen). It requires a USB connection. So I am confused (or we are simply not understanding each other). When I said "you could swap to the aux power plug when not actively using the apps"...
by SparkE
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

Swapping is not a practical option. You obviously do not utilize Apple or Android CarPlay. I do not use either. (I just set the phone to tell me where to go and listen to it, and only look at the screen when parked, before setting out.) So it is a pain to unplug the phone from one power source (USB...
by SparkE
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees
Replies: 0
Views: 57

AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees

EVgo "free" subscription : (I would have SWORN that I posted this, but a quick search didn't find it). Apparently EVgo will give you the lower rate without a monthly subscription if you are a AAA member (at least in CA). https://discounts.calstate.aaa.com/offer/evgo-348013?source=&cmp=...
by SparkE
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)

Yeah, but if you use it 4 times a month, the 4 "connection fees" are the same as the $4 monthly fee for the subscription account (and the rates go down to $0.18/min). Through CSAA one can get a FREE 'subscription' account from EVgo - I think I posted the link on this site. Comparing the tw...
by SparkE
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

If one wishes (needs)more current than the USB ports in the car can provide, buy a 'cigarette lighter' <-> USB charger plug that supplies 3 (or more) amps. There are many to choose from. I have had this one in my cars for years (dual USB, 2.4A each, 4.8A total) How many amps does do the in-board US...
by SparkE
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Cold Weather Issues

Other than loss of range due to the issues related to cold weather, has anyone had any issues that are the result of cold winter driving? Mine is very happy in the cold weather with heating that works well a fairly normal driving experience, We have hit -30 degrees this winter with wind chills at -...
by SparkE
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

If one wishes (needs)more current than the USB ports in the car can provide, buy a 'cigarette lighter' <-> USB charger plug that supplies 3 (or more) amps. There are many to choose from. I have had this one in my cars for years (dual USB, 2.4A each, 4.8A total) : https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...
by SparkE
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)

I have heard that the credit card readers at EA suck (i.e., they often don't work). However, I have also heard that if you sign up for an account at EA then you can use their app to start charging, and that works a lot better. EA (like EVgo) has a "free" (no monthly charge) membership, as ...
by SparkE
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)
Replies: 4
Views: 191

EA: Give 'em hell (that's what they want)

https://electrek.co/2019/11/26/interview-electrify-america-chargers/ Interview: Electrify America expects you to raise hell if chargers don’t work - Nov. 26th 2019 2:33 pm ET Curse Electrify America (EA) if you want. Giovanni Palazzo, the CEO of the nationwide charging network, invites criticism if ...

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