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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: 107
Views: 25530

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: 0
Views: 229

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: 5
Views: 2976

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: 107
Views: 25530

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 ...
by gpsman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 107
Views: 25530

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

Anyone turn one in yet? Anyone negotiate the residual? My 2017 is up Feb. 4th. Nothing wrong with mine. Figure the car was worth $30k new. I will have paid about $15k over the past 3 years. I'd be willing to pay up to $15k in residual but agree it would be stupid to pay over MSRP. (Mine is an LT wit...
by gpsman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Pigtail for Bolt
Replies: 11
Views: 15267

Re: Pigtail for Bolt

Yes. The official safe input voltage for the EVSE is 96 volts AC to 266 volts AC.

Cool it can have that wide of range.
Sucks it can’t go to 277 volts.
(I have 277 volts at work.)
by gpsman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCQC charging rates
Replies: 16
Views: 6410

Re: DCQC charging rates

Most ChargePoint DCFC that are floor standing models (not pole mounted) are “rated” at 50 kw and tend to shove 44kw to 47kw into the Bolt. The newest Chargepoint DCFC is “rated” at 62.5 kw (I hear it is capable of more but software limited to 62.5 kw). It will shove about 55kw into the Bolt. The Bol...
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: 4308

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: 118
Views: 37068

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: 3667

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%.

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