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by GRA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Driving the Chevy Bolt EV--Our Impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 2784

Re: Driving the Chevy Bolt EV--Our Impressions

That's a fantastic post, Paul. thanks.
by GRA
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Paul, the most recent thing I remember about these was your 5/30 post on MNL about the awards not happening until early this month, and completions allowed as late as June 2019: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?t=25946 and then this post from July here (and ISTR reading it on MNL): https:/...
by GRA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Ron Freund reports that there's a L2 going in at Lee Vining that will be combined with solar. It's not on PlugShare yet so it must not be finished. Up thread, or on another forum, I report that CalTrans District 9 says that the DCFC stations in the 30-30 program (3 for the East Side, including Bish...
by GRA
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

I tend to use D on the highway, with the paddle when I need to slow down. But I love using L on local streets (e.g. with traffic lights) or stop-and-go traffic. Sometimes I end up switching back and forth as traffic patterns change. This is when I realize how narrow the Bolt is, since I usually bum...
by GRA
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

For people like me whose greatest regret upon moving to a PEV will be the lack of driving engagement through no longer using a clutch and shifting, more driving and regen modes directly under our control (and no futzing with touchscreens to access them, they need to be instantly available at all ti...
by GRA
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

...IIRR, the decel figures I've seen for the Bolt are .19g for the regen paddle in 'D', .21g in 'L' alone, and .26g for 'L' + regen paddle... Thanks for these numbers. I've been doing some searches looking for these as well as deceleration rates for any for other BEVs, with no success. Does anyone ...
by GRA
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Welcome to the Bolt forum Guy! I can't address your specific question, but I can attest that the L+paddle at least feels stronger than this. I drove 5-speed Hondas for years in the mountains of the northeast. Our grades aren't quite as steep, although there are certainly some steep descents especia...
by GRA
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Paul, I was wondering what 'gears' you used descending from Tioga Pass to Lee Vining (actually, just the steepest part in the first five miles or so). Were you in 'D' or 'L' the whole way or switch between them, and did you use the regen paddle and if so, in which 'gear'? As I am often descending t...
by GRA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

I consider regen at least equivalent to 2nd gear compression braking in a 5-speed ICE as mandatory. Welcome to the Bolt forum Guy! I can't address your specific question, but I can attest that the L+paddle at least feels stronger than this. I drove 5-speed Hondas for years in the mountains of the n...
by GRA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"
Replies: 25
Views: 14884

Re: EV Road Tripping: Bakersfield Bolt to Yosemite via US 395 and the "East Side"

Paul, I was wondering what 'gears' you used descending from Tioga Pass to Lee Vining (actually, just the steepest part in the first five miles or so). Were you in 'D' or 'L' the whole way or switch between them, and did you use the regen paddle and if so, in which 'gear'? As I am often descending th...

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