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by summit
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Measured battery capacity 63.2 kWh
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Re: Measured battery capacity 63.2 kWh

.... I know there has been discussion here with some maintaining that kWh is independent of speed, but I'm quite certain it's not. The faster you go, the more current is drawn from the battery and, due to the internal ESR of the battery, the more energy is converted to heat inside the battery and t...
by summit
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26691

Re: RECALL

while they are at it, modifying the software, they should put in the charge limit on all Bolt. It seems all the necessary hardware should be there, basically a settable Hill-Top-Limit. I sure like to set my daily charge limit to 65-70%
by summit
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Sources other than dealers for extra key fobs
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: Sources other than dealers for extra key fobs

We have 2 Bolts and a Volt; and had lost the Volt fob at one point. After numerous unsuccessful programming attempts with used ebay fob, I ended up purchasing a virgin fob & metallic key here: https://www.gmpartsstore.com/oem-parts/gm-keyless-entry-transmitter-13529664 (search for your particula...
by summit
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 63282

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

boy we are getting OT, but it's ok. The Bolt is definitely not ugly at all in my eyes. It's not double counting if it's done right. Eliminating gasoline increase your e-cost, and solar PV reduces that cost. In my case, I even converted the home furnace & water heater to heat-pumps. So my "p...
by summit
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 63282

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

jack vines[/quote] FWIW, i've had a couple of professional PVl surveys done of my house and none of the installers will guarantee sufficient production for a ten-year payback. jack vines[/quote] most installer calculation only consider electrical usage. Pay-back looks much better when consider gasol...
by summit
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Drive the ARC
Replies: 8
Views: 7199

Re: Drive the ARC

sadly all good things must end, no more covid special starting Feb 1
by summit
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 63282

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

But for those of us in the frozen-far-north-end-of-nowhere, neither can one generate enough sunshine for solar to be cost-effective. jack vines I was hiking in Anchorage a couple years ago and saw houses with solar panels mounted on their sides facing southward. Besides for the low sun angle, a ben...
by summit
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 63282

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

the real reason for low sale volume: cheap gas ! remove oil/gas subsidies and let the market prices the real cost. Imagine $7/gal, guzzlers would be parked. We have 2x 2017 Bolts, and have been very impressed for a 1st generation product. You can slap a bunch of solar PV on your roof and make your o...
by summit
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: EVGo announces a new partnership with GM for 5 year tripling of stations
Replies: 10
Views: 6521

Re: EVGo announces a new partnership with GM for 5 year tripling of stations

How about a couple of DCFC plugs at each petrol gas station
by summit
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 68
Views: 26691

Re: RECALL

I think i've 100% charged my 2017 twice since owning it on Jan 1, 2017. And those occasions were just before a long trip so wanted to maximize range. For maximum battery longevity, it's recommended to hover around 50% SOC, best daily charge range is 40%-75%

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