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by trevmar
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC at LAX?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

DCFC at LAX?

Any suggestions for reliable (even if a bit expensive) DCFC chargers on 405N and 101W heading northwest from LAX?

Does "Greenlots - 11107 Nebraska Ave, Los Angeles, CA" have a good reputation?

Thanks
by trevmar
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Power antenna" noise
Replies: 0
Views: 954

"Power antenna" noise

If I wait in the car for about 10 minutes after a drive, there is a whirring sound for a few seconds just like a power antenna retracting. Is something turning itself off after 10 minutes?
by trevmar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge Hub
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Charge Hub

Anyone finding their Charge Hub map doesn't reflect reality? Here in Santa Maria the map shows two DCFC icons (brown), but when I called they confirmed what I suspected - there are actually none. It is confusing as one icon on the map (Community VW) states "DC fast port(s) $0.50/hr 10:30pm - 6:...
by trevmar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: When I use paddle brake on steering wheel, does brake light come on?
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: When I use paddle brake on steering wheel, does brake light come on?

I think I read somewhere that it comes on at a pre-programmed deceleration, i.e. a certain negative g, but it won't be on when you are at a complete stop unless your foot is on the brake pedal
by trevmar
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Audible warning
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Audible warning

From BBC News today.......... "New electric vehicles will have to feature a noise-emitting device, under an EU rule coming into force on Monday. It follows concerns that low-emission cars and vans are too quiet, putting pedestrians at risk because they cannot be heard as they approach. All new ...
by trevmar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Re: Introducing EV-MODS Aftermarket Parts for Bolt EV
Replies: 7
Views: 6431

Re: Introducing EV-MODS Aftermarket Parts for Bolt EV

Thanks Andy for the correction - my typo. I'm not so interested in max speed or hard braking but for mostly urban road use it sounds like the wider tires with slightly lower profiles are the way to go. Wider wheels are presumably a necessity - correct?
by trevmar
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Re: Introducing EV-MODS Aftermarket Parts for Bolt EV
Replies: 7
Views: 6431

Re: Racing my Bolt on TV & Parts Development

How many miles/how long have you used the 245/45R17 Falken Azenis 615k+ Ultra High Performance Tires? The standard size is 245/50R17 so I guess there's a minor change in overall diameter (and speedo/odometer accuracy - ??) IMO, lack of AWD is a deficiency on the Bolt, so a better performance tire is...
by trevmar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 31
Views: 4393

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

Can anyone explain what it is about an EV that makes a traditional SLI (starting, lighting, ignition) lead acid battery unsuitable? These types are built for power (ICE starting) and not so much for energy, so reserve capacity and ability to sustain 'hotel loads' (quiescent current drains) is limite...
by trevmar
Fri May 31, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chemical rust converters
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Chemical rust converters

You cannot stop rust as long as there is moisture/damp/water and any amount of oxygen present, and if the piece of steel/iron is in contact with a more corrosion resistant metal that will make it even worse. The best you can hope for is to slow the process down. Remember iron/steel is obtained from ...
by trevmar
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Safety issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2434

Re: Safety issues

So if they flashed like on a F1 car while stationary at an intersection, it can't hurt

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