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by SparkE
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 24
Views: 12257

Re: experience with lease return process?

Paul -

Did you mean "why did you lease the Bolts?" or "how much did you pay for the lease?" (both are valid interpretations of your comment ;) )
by SparkE
Mon May 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 13
Views: 10970

Re: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif

I'm not going to watch a 25 minute video of a guy talking to himself in a car to find out. For anybody that watched it : - did he do it, yes or no? - if he did, how did he bridge the gap between Bishop and Mojave? Did he stop at an L-2 for a while? Or did he just drive slowly? As an aside, if you wa...
by SparkE
Sun May 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 16
Views: 979

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

The topic says it all! I just started researching today, so I don't know much, but I do know that I'll want a Level 2 charger. Will I get a Level 1 as part of the package with a used Bolt? I'll probably be purchasing in the Tucson area FWIW. Thanks in advance, Amy I suggest going to edmunds.com and...
by SparkE
Sun May 24, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 13
Views: 10970

Re: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif

Mid- (ish) 2020 update : Thanks to (just) Electrify America, one can now travel in a Bolt from Tijuana (well, Chula Vista just N of there) all the way up CA to Sacramento along either I-5 or CA99 to Sacramento, then up to Yreka, and then all the way through OR and WA into Canada, using I-5. (By &quo...
by SparkE
Sun May 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12 volt AGM battery
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: 12 volt AGM battery

But if you insist on buying another trickle charger, I own this one. Very gentle (0.8A), AGM-safe, perfect for gentle overnight "top-up" charging : https://www.amazon.com/CTEK-56-865-Smart-Battery-Charger/dp/B002QUT8IC/ https://www.amazon.com/CTEK-56-865-Automatic-Battery-Charger/dp/B006CQ...
by SparkE
Sun May 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 12 volt AGM battery
Replies: 5
Views: 3321

Re: 12 volt AGM battery

Recommendation : Regularly unplug the trickle charger from the VW, and plug in the Bolt. Do it at least overnight, once a week, when not driving the Bolt at all (or almost not at all). Or, better yet, swap the trickle charger to mainly be on the Bolt, and plug in the VW overnight once a week. The Bo...
by SparkE
Sat May 02, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Siemens Versicharger Dead After Only 5 Years. Ugh!
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Siemens Versicharger Dead After Only 5 Years. Ugh!

I'm seriously bummed out that my Siemens Versicharger died. I'll admit that the company has awesome customer service and there's no disputing that my charger has crapped out. But it's not even 5 years old and I'm hardly a power user. Very disappointed. Apologies if this convo is already elsewhere, ...
by SparkE
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Sudden problem charging my 2017 Volt
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Sudden problem charging my 2017 Volt

This is a Bolt forum (an all-electric vehicle). I believe that it might be called the "Opel Ampera-e" in Europe.

Are you asking about a Volt (a plug-in Electric/gasoline hybrid) ? If so, this is the wrong forum for that.
by SparkE
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging
Replies: 18
Views: 8548

Re: Chevrolet announces update to all 2017-2019 Bolts with fast charging

I teturned to Mojave one week later and the 350 Kwh EA’s were not working so I used a 150Kwh EA With about 40 miles on the GOM it started charging at 50 Kwh! There shouldn't be a difference in charging behavior between a 350 kW and a 150 kW DCFC (on a Bolt), as they both provide more than the maxim...
by SparkE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 24
Views: 12257

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 ...

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