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by BoltyMcBoltFace
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Can I plug in a solar panel to my Bolt?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Can I plug in a solar panel to my Bolt?

So theoretically, would this work? If I have a solar panel array with controller, and supply this to an inverter, converting DC to AC. And then plug the charger that came with the Bolt into the inverter? Just curious. :D Yes, more than theoretically. I've done it. My solar array goes through an SMA...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: San Gabriel Valley to Las Vegas by Bolt EV
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: San Gabriel Valley to Las Vegas by Bolt EV

I've done the same drive three times so far. In the ICE car I'd usually drive 75-80, while in the Bolt I'll go slower. I set the cruise to 72 and look for trucks, vans and SUVs that are going a similar speed and let them break the wind for me. Following a Suburban at 75 at a reasonable distance is m...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 9892

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

Buy a NEW 2019 Bolt EV for $26K less tax incentives!?! What am I missing here? The $26k might be a unicorn, but I've seen a claim somewhere that some dealer in CA was offering that. I can't find it now, but did find this that showed a dealer offering $29k for a new one, including one that appears t...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 87
Views: 9892

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

For the last two months, I have recommenced driving for Uber and when I do it full time, I am driving approximately 1,000 miles per week. At this burn rate, I will run out of miles in mid-September and then accrue approximately $3,500 in penalties by the end of my lease. If I obtain another vehicle...
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: 9139

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: 9139

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: 9139

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: 2309

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: 8620

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: 773

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...

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