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by paulgipe
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Chevy Bolt 225 Mile Roundtrip with 21 Percent Charge Remaining
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Chevy Bolt 225 Mile Roundtrip with 21 Percent Charge Remaining

As always, great write up! Sounds like a fun trip. I admire your persistence in writing these up. Trips like this are now so routine for me that I no longer bother. Brian, I agree. I just drive the car and as you've probably noted I don't write up trip reports much anymore unless there's something ...
by paulgipe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Chevy Bolt 225 Mile Roundtrip with 21 Percent Charge Remaining
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Chevy Bolt 225 Mile Roundtrip with 21 Percent Charge Remaining

We're a one-car family and our vehicle is a Chevy Bolt EV. So when friends decided to go backpacking in the Golden Trout Wilderness during the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing required that we each drive separately to and from the trailhead. In a conventional vehicle--a gasser--that can travel 3...
by paulgipe
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 24
Views: 12438

Re: experience with lease return process?

Yes, how much did you pay for your Bolt lease. ;)

Paul
by paulgipe
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 24
Views: 12438

Re: experience with lease return process?

Thanks for the report Michael. Useful info.

What did you lease your Bolts for?

Paul
by paulgipe
Sun May 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif
Replies: 13
Views: 11063

Re: (Generic) news of DCFC in Calif

Thanks for the comprehensive report.

Yes 395 is still a barrier though we can't get any where we'd need to stay overnight until the lockdown is lifted.

Paul
by paulgipe
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 22642

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

BoltEV wrote:2019 Bolt EV Premiere with all options

At 120 miles remaining on the GOM I should have been getting more than 33Kw.


I am sorry, but what SOC is that? GOM is not a reliable way to gauge SOC. It should have been 38 kW for the step down but that's not a big difference with 33 kW.

Paul
by paulgipe
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 22642

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

Could you post all your car details. They are not on your signature. Are you driving a 2020?

Paul
by paulgipe
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 22642

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

Hmmm. The charts I've seen show the first step down is at 55% to less than 40 kW, like 37 kW for Bolts up to 2020. So 33% isn't that far off.

Paul
by paulgipe
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming
Replies: 30
Views: 22642

Re: DCFC Stations Bakersfield to the Sierra Nevada East Side Coming

I took a casual drive up Hiway 14 last Sunday and discovered a fully functional EA station in Mojave with two 150A and two 350A chargers available. I used the 350A charger for 30 minutes in my 2019 Bolt EV but was disappointed that it charged at 33Kw from 120 to 180 miles on the GOM. Yeah, Mojave h...
by paulgipe
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Update on Non-Tesla DC Fast Charging Station Density in North America
Replies: 2
Views: 5149

Update on Non-Tesla DC Fast Charging Station Density in North America

In the fall of 2018 I published a surprisingly controversial article ranking states and provinces by their non-Tesla, DC fast-charging station density relative to population. The article, California Lags in DC Fast-Charging Station Density for Electric Vehicle s, was based on data from the Alternati...

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