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by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Replies: 50
Views: 7437

Re: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Abe: I second BoltyMcBoltface’s advice. Drive inthe right lane. Trucks have a speed limit onthe I-15 in California of 55 but consistently drive at 60 MPH. Drive at a safe distance behind a Semi . Use Cruise Control and drive in “L” to get automatic regeneration when it is activated. If the Semi tur...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Replies: 50
Views: 7437

Re: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Knowing that some drivers won't like me hanging out back there... Really? That's news to me - if you maintain a safe distance then what's the objection? I'm not trying to dispute you, but I hang out behind trucks from time to time and if I'm unwittingly pissing them off then I'd like to understand ...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas
Replies: 50
Views: 7437

Re: Test drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Hi I'm completely new to this forum and EV driving. I'm hoping to get my bolt in the next month or so. I am totally interested in driving from Apple valley to Vegas. It's slightly closer than Victorville. I've been on a few sites that say the cars range won't make it due to the mountains. I have se...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: No deals right now?
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: No deals right now?

Is anybody seeing anything better out there? I'd suggest checking EV-vin (http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/). It's a regularly updated list of the best advertised lease deals. Right now it looks like Sierra and Community have the best deals in SoCal. I got mine at Community almost a year ago. Mine was th...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Amazing low cost to run an EV
Replies: 46
Views: 7004

Re: Amazing low cost to run an EV

That $24 for 800 miles sounds more reasonable to me. I suspect the other changes I can't adjust for counts for the difference. Thanks for answering the question. Anybody else with longer term experience who can indicate what I should expect? I won't actually know because the Solar Panels will pay i...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt EV drive to Lake Arrowhead
Replies: 3
Views: 628

Re: Bolt EV drive to Lake Arrowhead

I went up there a few weeks ago, just for a few hours visiting relatives. I found the climb much more peaceful than in a gas car, where the engine is constantly revving for the climb. Even with a nice V8 rumble I'd eventually tire of the engine noise, but with a little four-banger working hard it go...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Re: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?

oilerlord wrote I'm (still) of the opinion that L2 charging is essential, I'm going to differ with you on that. For some people it will be essential, but for many it won't be. Charging overnight on 120 can easily give 50+ miles of range, and that's plenty for daily driving for many people. I've bee...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 33
Views: 5428

Re: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?

My neighbor just installed a Solar system in his house for $26k and that did not include the extra capacity necessary to charge an EV. Way too expensive for me to consider just for my normal electric needs. Neighbor said the Solar system only saved him $100/mo and at that rate it eould take over 20...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: SoCal lease offer
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: SoCal lease offer

If you're close to Thousand Oaks you're likely within range of Keyes in Van Nuys and Rydell in Northridge. They both have lots of Bolts. Get quotes from them any anybody else within range. Yes, you'll get a bunch of phone calls from them, but if you wait to contact them until you're ready to buy, yo...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Automated car wash
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Automated car wash

Non-owner here (at least not yet), so I can't test. I've read that the car will go into park if you have it in drive when you open the door and get out, but what about if you put it in neutral? Is it "too smart" to allow that?

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