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by marspilgrim
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Gauging battery health
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Gauging battery health

Unfortunately there isn't a way to find out before you purchase the car. I got my 2017 a couple months ago with 21K miles, knowing that the Bolt has thermal management and I did months of YouTube research also. If you find a used one that has a reasonable amount of annual mileage on it I wouldn't be...
by marspilgrim
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Question for Anyone with Chargepoint Home
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Question for Anyone with Chargepoint Home

One thing to note, are you planning to leave the cable on the ground running under the closed garage door? The could be bad but I'm not an electrician. The cable would be compressed while all that current is running through it, plus the extra abrasion over time will wear on it. I do it sometimes but...
by marspilgrim
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Radio turns on whenever I turn the car off
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Radio turns on whenever I turn the car off

Yes, that's normal behavior and mine does it too. Turn off the car and the head unit shuts everything down for a moment but then the radio turns back on. Our Subaru does it too so I think its the industry standard now that there is no physical key to have the ACC mode we've been used to for decades.
by marspilgrim
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Radio turns on whenever I turn the car off
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Radio turns on whenever I turn the car off

Do you mean the radio was off but turns on when you shut off the car, or that the radio was on and then stays on after the car is off? The latter is pretty much standard in cars lately. But the Bolt doesn't have an ACC mode so it could be just an alternative to that to let us sit in the driveway unt...
by marspilgrim
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Infotainment Weirdness
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Infotainment Weirdness

Mine has been rock solid so far. But since you got the extra wty, just use it. Maybe it needs a software update. My Bluetooth seems fine although I USB to use Google Maps, at least once I figured out that not all cables are Apple CarPlay compatible. As for the App, I couldn't get it to work at all e...
by marspilgrim
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Top speed governor
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Top speed governor

That setting could be out of reach if Chevy is using it as another way to protect the battery. Although changing it might be nice for a track day. I read somewhere that Chevrolet has tested at the rated top speed and got 170 miles of range. It's also possible that other parts of the LG drive train a...
by marspilgrim
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Winter Tires

I need tires by Thanksgiving also but I'm not thrilled about a winter set, swapping them and storing them. But I have the advantage that I am pretty much only local commuting and running errands in the suburbs of Chicago, about 20 miles a day typically. I can charge at home at L2 so I'm going to giv...
by marspilgrim
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How common is it to charge 300 miles?
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: How common is it to charge 300 miles?

I use hill top reserve mostly but charged to full recently and the middle average number was 293 when the OnStar app reported full.
by marspilgrim
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Longer future range?
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: Longer future range?

Thank you! I'm going to get those Nokian's next month. This winter is supposed to be as bad or worse than last year.
by marspilgrim
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Attending the local Drive Electric this Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Attending the local Drive Electric this Saturday

Anyone else representing the Bolt EV in their area? Mine is about half hybrid's, 7 Tesla's, and a couple i3's. It looks like the location isn't exactly on the main drag so I hope we get some of the public dropping by so we can evangelize, otherwise it will be just true believers. But at least I'll b...

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