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by leodoggie
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Off grid charging the Bolt
Replies: 3
Views: 8118

Off grid charging the Bolt

I live in California and with all the electricity shut off talk , I decided put in an emergency solar system in with Lifepo4 batteries . I designed and built it myself, one of it’s jobs is to charge the Bolt with the 120 volt charger. The reason for this post is to alert Bolt owners about a potentia...
by leodoggie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: CCS Network
Replies: 40
Views: 39598

Re: CCS Network

To highlight the absurdity of available ccs chargers today. On a recent trip I stopped to charge at the Santa Clarita mall on Newhall road, there are 2 50 kw chargers tucked away on the far eastern side of the parking lot. In the middle of the parking lot close to the shops and restaurants there are...
by leodoggie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.

I forgot to mention that day time temps in the Central Valley were 100-105 F on our trip so we had the AC on all the time. Also I tried to keep the speed at 70 but because of traffic our speed varied between 65 - 75 mph.
by leodoggie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.

When we leased our car on the suggestion of a post on this forum we sat in ten Bolt before we found comfortable seats. Therefore the seats were not an issue. When I did my trip planning I5 does not have enough fast chargers to enable this trip yet. There are plans in the next year or so to put fast ...
by leodoggie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Sonoma county to Orange County and back on Hwy 99.

Took the Bolt on its first long trip, 960 Miles 4.0 mi/kw. Stopped three times to charge going, made rookie mistake of not going far enough on the first leg with a full charge. Stopped at Atwater, 1 50 kw charger, Delano 2 50 kw chargers, Santa Clarita 2 50 kw chargers. Having learnt my lesson , on ...
by leodoggie
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Recommendtions for best fast chargers Sac to La on hwy 99?
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

Recommendtions for best fast chargers Sac to La on hwy 99?

I am traveling from Sacramento to La in my Bolt for the first time. Looking for suggestions of preferred fast charge stations which have good dinning and other activities close, thanks in advance.
by leodoggie
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 33
Views: 32805

Re: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?

I plan on getting a big solar on my house to beat the system entirely, as soon as I have the funds for it, since I want Tesla shingles. My neighbor just installed a solar system in his house for $26k and that did not include the extra capacity necessary to charge an EV. Way too expensive for me to ...
by leodoggie
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The seats are a deal killer.
Replies: 302
Views: 239146

Re: The seats are a deal killer.

We bought a bright blue LT last Wednesday from Fremont Chevy. It took sitting in ten cars until we found good seats, this is proof that if you are patient it is possible, others have had success also. But I recommend you go to a volume dealership so that you can try lots of cars. First visually make...
by leodoggie
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: How many actual Bolt owners on this forum?
Replies: 167
Views: 143723

Re: How many actual Bolt owners on this forum?

Leased a metallic blue LT yesterday from Fremont Chevy , it came with a HOV sticker already attached, very useful, got to drive in the HOV lane on 680 on the way home. Love the car.
by leodoggie
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The seats are a deal killer.
Replies: 302
Views: 239146

Re: The seats are a deal killer.

So, drove down to Capitol Chevy in San Jose where they have 80+ Bolts sitting on the lot. I sat in 12 different cars and adjusted the seats to the same position. 7 were Premiers, 5 LT's with cloth. 4 Premiums and 2 LT's were comfortable, the rest were terrible... painful actually. There doesn't app...

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