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by sibelman
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 83
Views: 39537

Re: RECALL

I seem to recall talk about a different battery chemistry (presumably not known to be susceptible to the flaws in the current batteries). But AFAIK, all Lithium ion batteries have to be built correctly to avoid fire risk. Adequate quality control seems to be key.
by sibelman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: News about Bolt Battery Fires
Replies: 26
Views: 16537

Re: News about Bolt Battery Fires

...prove otherwise with evidence reduced to ashes! There, indeed, is the rub. That risk vs. the inconvenience of doing the recall (and losing, maybe permanently, the option to take the risk of 100% charging if I have an unexpected crisis). fwiw, I've looked under the rear seat and seen no charring ...
by sibelman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: News about Bolt Battery Fires
Replies: 26
Views: 16537

Re: News about Bolt Battery Fires

Thanks for the advice (with disclaimer), BoltEV. I'm the foolish ex-lawyer who has himself as a client, but I consider litigation unlikely. Assumption of risk? GM's doubtless-top-notch lawyers would have a tough row to hoe if I do manually what they would've done with software. I suppose there's a b...
by sibelman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: News about Bolt Battery Fires
Replies: 26
Views: 16537

Re: News about Bolt Battery Fires

I have rarely disabled "hilltop reserve" in the past, hoping that this feature also extends battery life. After receiving word of the fire risk and recall, I of course leave this 90% limit enabled. While waiting for a better fix than limiting charge to 90%, why bother getting Chevy's "...
by sibelman
Tue May 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Pigtail for Bolt
Replies: 11
Views: 29524

Re: Pigtail for Bolt

I'm thinking the EVSE provided by Chevy with newer Bolts can't (safely) be used with 240V outlets. This one came with my (May 2018) Bolt.

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