codekitchen wrote:Haha yeah, we already use solar power to charge our aux battery bank on our "expedition" vehicle where the fridge normally lives. Bummer that I can't just utilize the Bolt's battery when driving the Bolt though. I hope EV makers catch on to that use case eventually.
I had the EVExtend kit for my leased Chevy Volt with its 12v DC to 120V AC inverter as an emergency backup power source to my home. I wired a heavy duty extension cord from the garage to my kitchen so I could run the refrigerator and a couple of lights.
The original Volt would stay "on" all the time when powered up; I would turn off the lights and radio. This meant that the large battery would keep the 12v battery charged up for days during the emergency!
This was later considered a "hazard" and subject to a recall that I never had installed. I also of course removed the EVExtend kit before I returned the lease!http://www.evextend.com/Emergency-Power-Kit.php
During the one true power emergency we suffered during my 3 years of Volt lease, I ran to the garage and someone had stolen my Inverter!!! The best laid plans of mice and keyboards...