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by PV1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: DC Fast Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: DC Fast Charge

This is why many people (including myself) advocate to make the DCFC port standard. With the time, labor, and material to design, build, certify, and install two different ports, it would probably end up being cheaper for GM to simply put the same port on every car. There's no way two cables and a t...
by PV1
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: "propulsion power is reduced"
Replies: 12
Views: 6227

Re: "propulsion power is reduced"

Most every other EV out there has a reserve below 0 miles. The i-MiEV has about 5 extra miles hidden. The Volt, I understand, has 2-3 miles when the battery and gas tank are empty. I haven't had my Bolt long enough to even get down to 25% let alone all the way empty. Typically, 0 miles would be betw...
by PV1
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: The Bolt will lock itself with you on the outside and the key inside !!
Replies: 7
Views: 3984

Re: The Bolt will lock itself with you on the outside and the key inside !!

I just tested it. The buttons don't work if the fob is inside the car, to lock or unlock. How it can tell where the fob is so accurately is astonishing (buttons work if the fob is within an inch of the outside window on the inside). I made sure the auto-lock and auto-unlock were the first things I t...
by PV1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Used Model S vs New Bolt
Replies: 19
Views: 6636

Re: Used Model S vs New Bolt

I'd say that either a used Model S or a new Model 3 would be about the same value. The Model 3 is only a little smaller than the S, and both are considerably larger than the Bolt. The Model S would still pull ahead of the 3 in that they have free Supercharging. Tesla's main advantage is their chargi...
by PV1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: In storage for 5 months in winter
Replies: 17
Views: 5051

Re: In storage for 5 months in winter

Leaving the battery fully charged or fully discharged are what harms lithium ion batteries, especially at high temperatures. Also, charging while the battery is below freezing can do some considerable damage to capacity, but the Bolt's liquid thermal management should prevent that. Storing at low te...
by PV1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Regen braking using steering wheel paddle
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Regen braking using steering wheel paddle

L and the Regen paddle both light up the brake lights during heavy deceleration. The brake lights go out once stopped.
by PV1
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: In storage for 5 months in winter
Replies: 17
Views: 5051

Re: In storage for 5 months in winter

Keeping the 12 volt battery charged has always been the issue with storing EVs. The main drive battery shouldn't lose much of any charge as long as something keeps the 12 volt system charged (this varies by car, but powering 12 volt loads is what drains Tesla batteries). The rule of thumb on the i-M...
by PV1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Consumer Report Bolt out distances Tesla
Replies: 19
Views: 5017

Re: Consumer Report Bolt out distances Tesla

If I understand it right, PZEV shuts off the fuel when coasting. My work has a PZEV rated Ford Focus, and you can tell when it shuts the fuel off as the engine drags a bit more than normal. Wouldn't the Bolt easily handle a 240-mile trip with one DCQC or destination charging? I've run A/C and did a ...
by PV1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Charge Session Info?
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Charge Session Info?

The MyChevrolet app and keypass will show %SoC on your phone, which will at least tell you when the car will shut down. Keypass is a direct, bluetooth connection to the car (with surprising range. Mine stayed connected through a block wall some 25 feet away from the car). I'm interested in 3rd party...
by PV1
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Speed vs Efficiency with respect to total travel time
Replies: 46
Views: 9297

Re: Speed vs Efficiency with respect to total travel time

Think of it this way. Imagine wading through water vs. trying to run through water in a swimming pool. You can walk without much effort, but running is almost impossible. If drag was linear, then it would only be twice as hard to double your speed. However, you can feel that resistance increases muc...

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