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by fromport
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 542
Views: 104218

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

Not as good as a deal as in december 2017: Southern cali 2019 Bolt Premier Cajun Red -Driver Confidence II -Infotainment package -DCFC -all weather mats MSRP 44,005 lease: 15k miles/year $1150 out the door 35 x $444.25 without tax = $476.46 including tax -costco $700 rebate -clean air $2500 rebate -...
by fromport
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Now I'm Ready to Negotiate
Replies: 18
Views: 4175

Re: Now I'm Ready to Negotiate

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wu1M4pVKXxcGrKkl1ONe9oj7IJL3e9JEuo-ENiJgfaE/edit#gid=964577275 Here you guys go. Just make sure when you receive an MSRP value from a dealer, to note if the MSRP given includes destination or not. There is a Yes/No tab to include/exclude it. Let me know what ...
by fromport
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Now I'm Ready to Negotiate
Replies: 18
Views: 4175

Re: Now I'm Ready to Negotiate

JupiterMoon wrote:You come out a bit high. If you want, I can email you my spreadsheet and see if you can play around with it and give me feedback.


Could you upload your spreadsheet to google spreadsheet and post a URL ?
That way we can all learn from it
by fromport
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chevrolet has chosen AeroVironment EVSE as official choice
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: Chevrolet has chosen AeroVironment EVSE as official choice

I thought about retrofitting my EVSE with a longer cord like the Leviton cord until my electrician pointed out that doing such a retrofit would basically void the UL certification on the unit, which means if there was a failure of some sort that caused a fire, my homeowners insurance could refuse t...
by fromport
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV full website is live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4881

Re: Bolt EV full website is live!

Sweet! I was wondering when someone would come up with something like that. Was this a 240V converted unit, or just the standard 120V unit? just the standard one provided with the leaf Try a newer unit in either case. The early ones (2011-2012) were known to have compatibility issues with other man...
by fromport
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV full website is live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4881

Re: Bolt EV full website is live!

They're all J1772 compliant/compatible. Tesla does have their own proprietary connector that they use, but the signaling is the same, which is why Tesla includes an adapter so that Tesla's can use public L2 chargers. I don't believe there is an adapter that lets non-Tesla's use a Tesla wall charger...
by fromport
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Is the Bolt a compliance car?
Replies: 98
Views: 13889

Re: Is the Bolt a compliance car?

Toyota was actually paying about $40K for the drivetrain, battery, and associated electronics for each RAV4-EV. $100M total to Tesla to help produce 2600 vehicles. but they also got tesla shares in return for the $100M ? The only downside to them seems to be their less than stellar efficiency. In n...
by fromport
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Is the Bolt a compliance car?
Replies: 98
Views: 13889

Re: Is the Bolt a compliance car?

Without knowing how exactly a manufacturer accounts for the cost of producing a vehicle, it's hard to say whether the article is accurate. This all reminds me of the controversy that the Prius was met with when it was first introduced in the US. A similar large nebulous figure was bandied about as ...
by fromport
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV full website is live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4881

Re: Bolt EV full website is live!

There are people who have made a business of modifying the original 120V EVSEs that come with a lot of EVs like the Volt/Leaf/Plug-in Prius/etc to work on both 120V as well as 240V. This requires opening the unit up and re-wiring parts of it to accommodate the higher voltage and amperage that is ne...
by fromport
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV full website is live!
Replies: 25
Views: 4881

Re: Bolt EV full website is live!

If it's the same EVSE that comes with the Chevy Volt then it's actually capable of 240V operation if you make an adapter for it - that doubles the power it can deliver at the same current rating. Didn't know, thanks for the info thanks to movies like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdKD6pQ...

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