GetOffYourGas wrote:Thanks for sharing bro!
I'll be taking my own winter road trip next weekend - 360 miles in a single day, mostly along I-90 between Syracuse and Albany NY. Unfortunately, I-90 is a wasteland for charging, unlike I-95. Hopefully it will get there soon.
You mention that you use TorquePro. Is that how you read battery temp? What other useful information does it give you? Is it worth buying? (I assume the "Pro" version costs money).
Any idea how much power it takes to condition the battery? I only have a 15A/240V Voltec EVSE in my garage. Will that be enough to precondition/preheat everything without dipping into the battery?
Other than planning charging options (and being mindful of those obnoxious, unmentioned, 30 minute limits), any other lessons learned that I overlooked?
BTW, I agree completely on the charge taper for the Bolt. I don't understand it. I mean, even at the max rate (~55kW), it's less than a 1C charge rate. That seems overly conservative. I thought Lithium batteries should be able to charge at a 2C rate (which would be 120kW) up to 80%. Either that's not true for the Bolt's battery, or GM is just being ridiculously conservative here.
The pro version costs $5 I believe, and is totally worth it if you want to "nerd out" on detailed information about the battery/charging.
Once properly configured, it can keep logs of every drive (including GPS/speed location, and any data you choose to also log).
Other tips? Don't drive to NYC.