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by BoltyMcBoltFace
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 561
Views: 196847

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

You can get a BMW i3 Rex fully loaded ($50k+) with less money down than that for $350 a month including tax. And that is a very decent vehicle with some cutting edge tech in it. Yes, and when I was at Target yesterday I saw two i3s parked next to each other. Once Bolt sightings are that common you ...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Chevrolet has chosen AeroVironment EVSE as official choice
Replies: 10
Views: 3253

Re: Chevrolet has chosen AeroVironment EVSE as official choice

I thought GM recommended Bosch. For the Spark EV, they still do. Speaking of which, since I'm on my second Spark EV, I have two Bosch EVSEs and I only need one. It's the 16 amp model, new in box. https://www.boschevsolutions.com/charging-stations/power-max . Good for someone who only has a 20-amp b...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Cadillac Version - Bolt BLR
Replies: 28
Views: 6337

Re: Cadillac Version - Bolt BLR

If the Bolt was the size of the Trax, I doubt those few extra inches of cargo space, or rear seat legroom would be a deal breaker for you, but for me the Bolt's tiny trunk is a compromise I'd have to accept. If it's modestly larger, we're both happy. I don't know where you get the idea that the Bol...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Super Charging like charging with the Bolt?
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Super Charging like charging with the Bolt?

I always thought that if you only partially charge a battery the battery itself has a memory and the partial charges will compromise the battery They fixed the memory problem long ago, and no EV batteries will have that problem. In fact, it's actually the opposite. EV batteries don't really like be...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 561
Views: 196847

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

I agree with you that there is no way to truly analyze the best option until we have all the information. You do, however, seem to dismiss as fact that EVs depreciate much more rapidly and that is possible that the leasing companies made (and make) mistakes. I can add one data point to this (admitt...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Why Toyota is leaving electric cars to Tesla and GM
Replies: 15
Views: 4310

Re: Why Toyota is leaving electric cars to Tesla and GM

Sometimes I imagine that Toyota is keeping their powder dry until prices drop and/or the other big manufacturers use up their EV credits. If it weren't for the Prius Prime, I might agree with you. I've seen estimates as high as 50,000 units/year for the Prime, and if that's true it's going to make ...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 561
Views: 196847

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

leodoggie wrote: I ordered my bolt last week, what surprised me was the total out of the door price. After adding the options tax doc fees etc I came up with a price of $49,000, with the deduction of federal and state rebates this comes to $39,000. This is not the affordable car price I had expecte...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chevrolet Bolt EV gearbox details
Replies: 20
Views: 7758

Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV gearbox details

I understand why they'd want to limit to .3g when lifting off the accelerator, but you should get more when you hit the brake pedal. It's my understanding that GM, Nissan and Kia do this, while Tesla and BMW do not. To me that's very lazy engineering on the part of BMW and Tesla, wasting energy that...
by BoltyMcBoltFace
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chevrolet Bolt EV gearbox details
Replies: 20
Views: 7758

Re: Chevrolet Bolt EV gearbox details

Regen maxes at about 0.3g deceleration. Why? A Tesla can accelerate at over 1 g, so if it can suck that much power out of the battery why can't it push something close to that back in? It seems like an engineering consideration rather than a limitation due to physics. And for a Tesla, it probably i...

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