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by SparkE
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cameras didn't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Cameras didn't turn off

I always have the same set of steps when getting in ANY car : 1- open door, sit, blah, blah 2- turn on car (gas: crank engine; EV, push button) 3- BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE, put foot on brake (if not already there) and put on on seatbelt 4- check all dials and gauges on instrument panel (including,...
by SparkE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 570
Views: 237768

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

I will almost certainly be leasing as car technology (powertrain + autonomous driving) is changing at the fastest rate in the history of the automobile and it makes economic sense to take advantage of EV rebates multiple times while they still exist. Good call. I wonder how many folks are going to ...
by SparkE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Range indicator said "Low" then Bolt immediately died.
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Re: Range indicator said "Low" then Bolt immediately died.

TheLondonBroiler wrote:

2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 47,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles

2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 62,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles


Have you really put 62K miles on your Bolt in 18 months? Or is that a typo?
by SparkE
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Charging at Electrify America
Replies: 22
Views: 3333

Re: Charging at Electrify America

Great for VW-conglomerate vehicles which charge at over 100 kW rate, however ....
by SparkE
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Charging at Electrify America
Replies: 22
Views: 3333

Re: Charging at Electrify America

Electrify America sent me an email : "You asked for it and now it's here! Learn all about our new pricing." Their email talks about how wonderful it is that their pricing (in states where allowed) are moving to per- kWh pricing, instead of per-minute. Also, " in a state not making the...
by SparkE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 24
Views: 14594

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

I am not surprised that EA reps don't know the charging specifics of every model of EV that might use their facilities.
by SparkE
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bolt = Big battery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: Bolt = Big battery?

- i don't believe that the (current) CCS/SAE standard supports what you are trying to do . (The CHAdeMO std does, BTW).
by SparkE
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Highest Mileage Bolt EV?
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Highest Mileage Bolt EV?

Way overpriced, by the way. I did a nationwide search on used Bolts with < 44K miles, and found a bunch for under $17K. Although maybe it is location dependent - most of them were in Calif. I did a search for 200 miles around Everett, WA for used Bolts with <44K miles. I found 2 under $17K and 4 und...
by SparkE
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?

I suggest going to edmunds.com (or kbb.com) and look at what the packages contain to see what you want.

"Is it worth it" is entirely subjective, and changes for each individual.
by SparkE
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Reoccuring Rodent Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 4538

Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

... this wasn't discussed when the Bolt was presented as environmentally friendly! :mrgreen: I know you were kidding, but this isn't a "Bolt EV only" sort of problem. In terms of wiring, many manufacturers have started using wire insulation that is plant-based, and mice nibble at them. An...

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