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by roundpeg
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet
Replies: 110
Views: 63060

Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

dan2112 wrote:I always set the brake when get out of the car - always.


Me too. An ingrained habit of all us old-fashioned drivers. I also use turn signals and all that other annoying stuff that seems to be passé now.
by roundpeg
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buy vs. Lease
Replies: 61
Views: 31604

Re: Buy vs. Lease

Leasing is excellent if you can write off your vehicle (like I do). Leasing is excellent if you want a new vehicle every few years that has a fully warranty and service package and headache free driving and ownership (like I do). Leasing is excellent if you want hassle-free ownership overall (like ...
by roundpeg
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buy vs. Lease
Replies: 61
Views: 31604

Re: Buy vs. Lease

If you go back three years and read the posts on the various forums, you will see lots of people saying things like "My Focus Electric (Leaf, Spark, etc) will last forever, nothing will wear out". Turns out not to be the case. Hopefully in three years the Bolt will seem dated. I'm leasing...
by roundpeg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Buy vs. Lease
Replies: 61
Views: 31604

Re: Buy vs. Lease

It will depend a great deal on whether you have the tax liability to be able to claim the $7500 federal tax credit in whole or large part. If you can and you lease you are in effect gifting the value of the tax credit in full to the leasing company. They may "give" part of it back to you i...
by roundpeg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

We have some reasonably straight, level highways and freeways around here. It would take some planning for where you'd drive and turn around. Best not done alone since it requires some note-taking.
by roundpeg
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

Interesting. According to Tony Williams' measurement, the Leaf also uses 18kW at 65MPH (70F OAT, no climate control, steady cruising over flat ground). I would love to know what the Bolt uses at other speeds as well. Maybe 45, 55, 65, 75. Our highest posted speed limit in the northeast is 65, but o...
by roundpeg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

I did use the exact number of kW being used to check on the effects of wind when setting cruise control to 65mph across a long flat road (e.g. 18kW on a day with no wind, 20kW on a day with some head wind). Can also be used to check the effects of heat, AC, roof racks, etc. if you have a long flat ...
by roundpeg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

Sure. Of course, loss of perspective is a common human weakness, perhaps even more common among EV early adopters. I suspect we tend to be perfectionists, more so than people who drive, say, Corollas or F-150s. We should be realistic, but sometimes that's easier said than done. Honestly, from what ...
by roundpeg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

It seems to me that this comes from a sense of disappointment. The product has failed that person. If they had high hopes for the product - as many have for the Bolt - this disappointment is a hard pill. And currently there are no viable alternatives if one wants a sub-$50k long-range EV. Sure, but...
by roundpeg
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?
Replies: 30
Views: 14995

Re: Has anyone figured out how to display charge percentage?

There are three different displays (basic, modern, enhanced or something like that) that you can choose from. So there is some accommodation for user preference in how much information is shown in the main instruments. Yes, those are the three choices. I started out with Enhanced to see more number...

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