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by SparkE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: AAA: EVgo waives the monthly membership fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

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: 330

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: 107
Views: 26014

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: 107
Views: 26014

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: 287

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: 19
Views: 1912

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: 19
Views: 1912

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...
by SparkE
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

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: 19
Views: 1912

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: 19
Views: 1912

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...

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