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by Arob216
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt EV on Hawaii 5-0
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Re: Bolt EV on Hawaii 5-0

"CBS seems to be an advertising vehicle (pun intended) for Chevrolet"

Also, Windows. I think they finally switched to Android phones, but for the last few seasons they were using Windows phones.
by Arob216
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: GoFundMe-ing a fast charger?
Replies: 6
Views: 4025

Re: GoFundMe-ing a fast charger?

Many states are using the Electrify America\VW Settlement funds to add DCFC to major Interstates. CO is targeting $85M over the next year on DCFC for I-25\I-70\I-76, and will be adding DCFC on scenic routes after that. CO is working with UT, MT, NM, WY on an Inter-State plan to ensure DCFC averaging...
by Arob216
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: CO Trip Report
Replies: 0
Views: 3239

CO Trip Report

Recently took a 380 mile (each way) adventure through the heart of the CO Rockies, our first EV Trip. We live between Denver and CO Springs, along I-25. The fastest route would be 290 miles via Co Springs, Buena Vista, Salida, Montrose and finally the destination, Ouray (the Switzerland of N. Americ...
by Arob216
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: No more glare from trim above main screen!
Replies: 14
Views: 11824

Re: No more glare from trim above main screen!

My biggest complaint about the screen is that in bright conditions, the screen is hard to read. Would be nice if there was a retractible hood that could block the sun from hitting the screen. Not just the Bolt, but just about any car with a large touchscreen near the top of the center console.
by Arob216
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dashboard cover, Finaly!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: Dashboard cover, Finaly!!!

Please post a pic once you get it. They don't have any on their site. Ditto. All of the sites I found with dash covers have generic photos, not specific to the model. Does it cover the lighter colored section where the vents are? One of my beefs on sunny days is the reflection of the lighter colore...
by Arob216
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

Re: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?

I was referring to wall source to battery efficiency. It averages about 92% to 94%. There are some anomalies but typically 92 to 94. That's not a "revenue grade" kWh meter but should be good enough for this purpose. Paul Thanks, that is helpful. I would imagine lower efficiency in extreme...
by Arob216
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

Re: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?

That's what I do. I also have a kWh meter. I track both. I could post a spreadsheet if that would help. Paul Curious about your findings of kWh meter vs spreadsheet. I assume this would indicate the actual power used during charging, including any loss due to resistance, battery conditioning, etc, ...
by Arob216
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

Re: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?

The most accurate way I know of is to use the "kWh used" value in the "Energy Info" display on the centre screen. It supposedly shows the energy drawn from the battery that's used for any purpose, including propulsion, HVAC and battery conditioning. You have to add a fudge facto...
by Arob216
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Benefits of OnStar
Replies: 17
Views: 10158

Re: Benefits of OnStar

I realize this is an old thread, but as a new Bolt owner, I am new to and wondering about ongoing OnStar. Plus, you guys all have another year under your belt so might have updated experience from when this was last active. When I bought the car, I was told I would get +3 months of trial with a Cred...
by Arob216
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?
Replies: 11
Views: 7105

Bolt Efficiency, How Accurate?

I have put 5100 miles on my Bolt. I mainly use it to commute 125 miles per day and end up with high 4 or low 5 mi/kWh efficiency. I typically use 25 kWh of energy each commute day, so in the 35 or so days of commuting, I estimate using somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 kWh to charge the car since...

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