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by SparkE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 14
Views: 7153

Re: experience with lease return process?

tesla is strictly my way or the highway... no negotiations and in fact if they inform you your car is ready to pick up and you can't get it within 2 days, they give it to someone else. so i guess i'm going to eat the lease termination fee. hey someone has to pay for autovin to come out and inspect ...
by SparkE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EV Battery Degradation Comparison Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 4032

Re: EV Battery Degradation Comparison Tool

Well, maybe they take amazing care of their vehicles. But looking at the line for 2012 and 2013 LEAFs, that degradation looks like complete bullshit.
by SparkE
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Reoccuring Rodent Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

traps under the car, filled with peanut butter.

or, borrow a friend's cat.
by SparkE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees
Replies: 9
Views: 3746

Re: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees

As a side note, I think EVgo's DCFC rate structure of charging by the minute sucks for vehicles with low DCFC rates and it's horrendous if someone is trying to simply fill up for a long trip out into the boondocks. It is what it is, and if there is no alternative available, then it is merely one co...
by SparkE
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Looking for CCS Type 1 to Type 2 fast charge adaptor pinout
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Looking for CCS Type 1 to Type 2 fast charge adaptor pinout

"type 1" and "type 2" are the sockets. Europe has one socket pin-out, North America has the other. (The protocols are the same worldwide - only the socket is different.) Europe has a much better plug, IMO ; it allows 3-phase charging to the vehicle (but doesn't require it - singl...
by SparkE
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 37804

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

The current price (in terms of "what is a fair price"), based on a few services (very, very few under $20K at this time) : https://www.carvana.com/cars/chevrolet-bolt-ev/filters/?cvnaid=eyJmaWx0ZXJzIjp7Im1vZGVsSWRzIjpbNDcxXX0sInNvcnRCeSI6Ikxvd2VzdFByaWNlIn0%3D https://www.truecar.com/used-...
by SparkE
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 37804

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

Now I'm tempted to just bring in a check at lease end and be done with it. Plus, I'd keep my red CA HOV stickers. What would y'all do? Sales tax is a big factor in California. When you purchase the lease at the residual you must also pay the outstanding sales tax (and license fees of course). Consi...
by SparkE
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Year-end 2019 EV sales numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Year-end 2019 EV sales numbers

(These are U.S. sales, not global) Quarterly Plug-In EV Sales Scorecard : https://insideevs.com/news/343998/monthly-plug-in-ev-sales-scorecard/ We'll be reporting 2019 Q4 EV Sales beginning Friday, January 3, and continuing throughout the following week. However, it's important to note that there wi...
by SparkE
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 22
Views: 6973

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

... I was simply suggesting that a higher-amp charger might be useful (for example, to more quickly charge when you aren't actively using the apps). If that doesn't work for you, then that doesn't work for you. For everybody else... (Disadvantage : such plugs don't offer a USB data connection to th...
by SparkE
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 22
Views: 6973

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

No, I wasn't suggesting that you do anything 3 or 4 times an hour. I never said that. I was simply suggesting that a higher-amp charger might be useful (for example, to more quickly charge when you aren't actively using the apps). If that doesn't work for you, then that doesn't work for you. For eve...

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