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by gpsman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2020 owners!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: 2020 owners!

Thanks. Looks like keeping the battery low is the best method to save time at a DCFC. Lower end speed of charge looks better than the 2017 model year. But the top end of charging is as slow or maybe slower than before.

Darn. I'm sure these decisions are made for good reason.
by gpsman
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 111
Views: 27596

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

Deals are amazing through at least Feb3. I traded in my 2017 LT for a 2020 LT. Payments are $100 less per month for the same terms as before. After 6 years I will have paid 85% of MSRP for one car. Shopped around and there were no EV's I liked better. I'm SURE in 3 years there will be more choices. ...
by gpsman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Must have Mods for Bolt EV
Replies: 11
Views: 3660

Re: Must have Mods for Bolt EV

Change of tire had an immeasurable affect on range for me.

I went a year on the stock "A" rated tires and 2 years on Riken Raptor "AA" rated tires and then recently went back to stock. Didn't notice anything different.
by gpsman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2020 owners!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: 2020 owners!

Another "bad" change. (Not sure what year this change happened.) In my 2017 you could press the fan speed button repeatedly and the speed would decrease .... 3, 2, 1, 0 with zero being off. In the 2020 the fan speed stops at 1. There is no way to turn off the fan via button. Only touch scr...
by gpsman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2020 owners!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: 2020 owners!

Seats as far as I can tell (Fabric / LT) are exactly the same. Oh I also noticed on that 50-60 degree day (about 58 - 60 at time of charging (noon) but the battery could have been a tad colder) it was adding heat from the DCFC for battery conditioning because I could hear all the fluids moving aroun...
by gpsman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2020 owners!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: 2020 owners!

I'm doing my first DCFC in my 2020 now. I have noticed on a 58-60 degree day it is not stair stepping down on the charge rate. It has been a slow continuous taper down in charge rate. Started at 35% battery and 44kw charge rate and it has been a slow taper down. Now at 85% charge and 20 kw charge ra...
by gpsman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 111
Views: 27596

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

I'll ask for lease loyalty cash info clarification.
I have a few more days before having to pull the trigger.
by gpsman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2020 owners!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

2020 owners!

Any 2020 owners out there? I'm interested to hear your DCFC experiences. I have read elsewhere the max. DCFC rate is still 55 kw but it now charges at high rate at much colder temperatures, and maybe, just maybe for a wider swath of battery state of charge range. Chevy advertised 1.5 times faster ch...
by gpsman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Must have Mods for Bolt EV
Replies: 11
Views: 3660

Re: Must have Mods for Bolt EV

What are the stickiest tires out there? I love the power and torque off the line but my tires spin all the time. I even upgraded the front from stock traction "A" tires to "AA" road rally tires and my wheels still squeal with a full pedal press. Is my only option to add lead weig...
by gpsman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 111
Views: 27596

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

Holy Cow! I just visited my local (CA) dealer. Prices on new 2020's are $11,000 below MSRP and like you said, the return fee is waived if you take home a new one. New base model LT plus DCFC $27,150 before taxes. To buy my 3 year old car with 36,000 miles on the odometer is $24,232 plus taxes. This ...

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