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by GetOffYourGas
Thu May 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 72039

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

FWIW, while I have no issue with the seats, I've never claimed that noone does. Comfort is subjective. Clearly the Bolt's seats offend more people than a typical car. A Buick version would likely be more comfortable. And even the Bolt could see newer seats as part of a mid-cycle refresh. I have had...
by GetOffYourGas
Tue May 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 72039

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

By 2020 a 2017 Bolt will be akin to a Model T. Given that the 2019 Bolt only has marginal improvements over the 2017, you are expecting miracles to happen in the next year. I would be happy if they pushed up the QC rate on the 2020 Bolt from 55kW to 100+kW and changed nothing else. But I'm not hold...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon May 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 72039

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

By 2020 a 2017 Bolt will be akin to a Model T. Given that the 2019 Bolt only has marginal improvements over the 2017, you are expecting miracles to happen in the next year. I would be happy if they pushed up the QC rate on the 2020 Bolt from 55kW to 100+kW and changed nothing else. But I'm not hold...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: WiFi Switch in Settings/WiFi
Replies: 8
Views: 7539

Re: WiFi Switch in Settings/WiFi

The 4G LTE is low-power microwave energy (low power at least as compared to a microwave oven). The WiFi is in fact about the same frequency as your microwave oven (2.4GHz), but it is much lower power than your microwave oven. A 1mW signal (0dBm) is very strong for a small space like the Bolt. I sus...
by GetOffYourGas
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCQC charging rates
Replies: 16
Views: 13648

Re: DCQC charging rates

Interesting. Was your battery cold? That unit *should* be able to push at least 100A IIRC.
by GetOffYourGas
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The Bolt E-U-V
Replies: 11
Views: 12848

Re: The Bolt E-U-V

I have never had a problem without AWD, as long as the car has 4 good snow tires on it. Even RWD with modern traction control does just fine if you drive for the weather. We do get lots of snow, averaging over 120" (10') per season. BUT, the county does a tremendous job of keeping the roads cle...
by GetOffYourGas
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCQC charging rates
Replies: 16
Views: 13648

Re: DCQC charging rates

NeilBlanchard wrote:I used an EVgo unit (eastbound on Mass Pike, near Exit 13) and only got around 22kW, which is pretty disappointing.


I'm guessing that your SoC was above 67%. That is the normal (aggressive) taper at work.
by GetOffYourGas
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The Bolt E-U-V
Replies: 11
Views: 12848

Re: The Bolt E-U-V

Meanwhile I couldn’t care less about AWD. I just wish they could double the QC rate. I’d get rid of the PHEV for a Bolt that could charge at over 100kW.
by GetOffYourGas
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here
Replies: 118
Views: 62961

Re: Problems, Bugs, Weird Stuff, Glitches, Concerns Here

-Occasional loud grinding noise when stopping to park (My driveway is on a slight incline) -The emergency brake sometimes decides to engage on its own, but randomly, when I park. I suspect these are the same thing. Whenever I've noticed a loud grinding noise, it's because the car decided to engage ...
by GetOffYourGas
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The Bolt E-U-V
Replies: 11
Views: 12848

Re: The Bolt E-U-V

Better ground clearance, AWD (at least as an option). More of an SUV-like vehicle than a micro-crossover.

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