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by gpsman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: What MPGe are you getting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2040

Re: What MPGe are you getting?

I always get exactly the mileage / range advertised: 238 miles per charge, when in ideal weather conditions, which is exactly the weather condition used to form the advertised ratings.

This car works as advertised. Period.
by gpsman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 114
Views: 21179

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

New “feature”? I can turn on the radio in my Bolt without pressing the Start button. At all. (Key Fob was in my pocket.) Previously known: To roll down windows or use climate control, you can press and hold the start button for 5 seconds WITHOUT FOOT ON BRAKE PEDAL. This will NOT start the car (allo...
by gpsman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: YAMMV - Close call

It is a percentage. Automatic 10 miles drop on a full battery. 5 miles on a half battery. 1 mile on a nearly depleted battery. HOWEVER... this is too optimistic. In reality, in San Francisco “winter” heat uses 22 to 25% of the battery power / range. In Chicago winter, it is more like 40 to 45%.
by gpsman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 13
Views: 1220

Re: YAMMV - Close call

The GOM is using the same data to calculate a number as you and I do. Miles per kWh and kWh in the battery. It’s really simple. No magic involved. You have a FIXED amount of kWh in your battery. Probably 58.5 out of 60 advertised is usable. So use 58.5. If your miles per kWh goes down (as speed or h...
by gpsman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Free" heat in cabin
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: "Free" heat in cabin

I wish it could do that but is doesn’t. The first week I had mine I was fooled into thinking it could. I thought the car only had an electric heater like a plug in space heater for your home. I used heat for my first trip then turned it off and parked for half an hour. Drove on my second trip and ha...
by gpsman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 114
Views: 21179

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

I was doing work (and some play) on my cell phone. The time went by pretty fast actually. Then “clunk” and eveything goes dark except for the cell phone attached to USB kept charging. I know the radio and probably the USB stays on for 10 minutes after YOU turn the car off.... until you open the door...
by gpsman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 114
Views: 21179

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

When you sit in Park with the car “on” (like at a charge station but you want to use heat) the car shuts off automatically after 2 hours. But the USB port stayed active and continued to charge my phone. I was on a DCFC and because of low temperatures it took longer than 2 hours to put in 75%. I repo...
by gpsman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Chevy Bolt MyChevy app
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Chevy Bolt MyChevy app

Thanks! Most informative! This CONFIRMS what I said 2 years ago. “THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE CHARGE RATE IN THE FIRST GENERATION BOLT EV IS 60 kw. (Not the often incorrectly reported 80 kw) This code decipher shows max charge current allowed under “ideal” conditions is 150 amps. Since the peak voltage all...
by gpsman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 30
Views: 2976

Re: Regen question

Anyone ever have regen totally disabled? I just did for the first time. Was on a DCFC. Going on a long weekend trip. No one was waiting so I sat there and let it sit to go to 100%. It got to 100%. The car, the my chevy app, and the charger all said 100%. And it kept charging and charging and chargin...
by gpsman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Level 2 charger
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: Level 2 charger

The sell at many hardware stores (or online) factory made 6-50 to 5-15 converters. For welding machines. I’ve used one at my workplace to connect to my Bolt and it worked great. It is store bought and there was no fancy label or warning. The 6-50 was actually on a 208 v circuit but the Bolt EV stock...

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