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by GetOffYourGas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Regen question
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Regen question

SeanNelson wrote:
mojito5606 wrote:I always wonder does the L mode put any strain on the electric motor?

Nope.


Well, technically yes it does put some strain on the motor. I mean, that is what is slowing down the car after all. But it is far less than normal acceleration. Nothing that's going to add noticeable wear-and-tear.
by GetOffYourGas
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: CCS Network
Replies: 40
Views: 4360

Re: CCS Network

There is also the Adirondack welcome center on the Northway. I used it this weekend to visit family for Thanksgiving. https://www.plugshare.com/location/165964 I don't know about NYPA's plans. I mean, I want to believe them, but they don't have good track record. Plus, their map lists every thruway ...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Battery usage while idling
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Battery usage while idling

It's a great benefit to be able to leave the AC on, lock the Bolt and run a quick errand without the car making a sound and it still be cool upon return. I do this with heat, too. I did this just the other day. It's really nice to come back to a car that's still nice and warm when it's below freezi...
by GetOffYourGas
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?

Unsafe would be starting an ICE Chevy inside a garage where the CO would build up inside an enclosed space. Some communities have laws against pre-starting or idling a vehicle unattended. This is what annoys me, that GM is treating the Bolt like yet another ICE car in their lineup, and gives the im...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: YAMMV - Close call
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: YAMMV - Close call

And you only lost 38 miles to speed, relative to your puttering average, not 66. 28 miles remaining is pretty good, not a close call. GOM was 57% off. That's huge. But I agree that it's probably based on previous driving habits. So the lesson is, if you're going to change your driving habits, the G...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?

Chevy calls it "remote start" and not "pre-conditioning" in the manual Yes. And confusingly, they call it "preconditioning" and not "remote start" in the app. As far as I know, they are the same function. From the Manual: https://i.imgur.com/lDuLFfu.png In th...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being made.
Replies: 322
Views: 36951

Re: EVgo DC chargers were horrible up until the beginning of 2018. They're still not perfect, but improvement is being m

Yeah, it appears that EVgo's new "subscription" plan is "no contract" (you can switch out whenever you want, you don't have to stay for a year) - but I could be wrong. If that is true, it's worthwhile switching to their subscription plan just before a road trip in an EV ; the $1...
by GetOffYourGas
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Head, backup lights go on in daytime when car is unlocked

Fortunately, with its huge battery, you rarely have to worry about a little extra draw here and there.
by GetOffYourGas
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning: Why does it turn parking lights on?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Preconditioning: Why does it turn hazard lights on?

Sounds like you are: 1) Talking about the parking lights and not the hazard lights (the hazard lights flash) 2) Are using remote start and not preconditioning. Try using the MyChevrolet App to precondition Hey, Duc. Do you even own a Bolt? Pre-conditioning turns on the park lights, and there is no ...

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