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by GetOffYourGas
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt convenience question
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Bolt convenience question

The Bolt's app uses the cellular system, so the "range" is essentially unlimited. It does have to be set up for your car; my salesman did that for me. It does NOT react instantly, the delay is apparently dependent on the cellular system. You do not need to be subscribed ot OnStar for the ...
by GetOffYourGas
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt convenience question
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Bolt convenience question

Wow, that's awful! I would not pay $24 for the basic service. I don't think I would pay half that.
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Measured battery capacity 63.2 kWh
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Re: Measured battery capacity 63.2 kWh

Thanks for the details, much appreciated. I would hesitate to put a percentage on your degradation loss though. You are comparing a measured value to a marketing value. It would be much better to track the measured numbers over time. Last time I measured my 2017 Bolt, I was showing 57kWh. That was a...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: How do you disengage the cruise control in single pedal L mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: How do you disengage the cruise control in single pedal L mode?

I use the "cancel" button on the steering wheel more often, but will use either method. I have found that it's easy to reach with my thumb without looking. It is the closest to the outside of the wheel. Pressing the brake pedal also cancels cruise control, but I rarely use that method with...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Use of the cargo well - 2020 Bolt LT
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Use of the cargo well - 2020 Bolt LT

I thought about removing it, but I think it supplies some support for the (flimsy) floor? YMMV This. I tried removing it and using it to store my stash of EVSEs and extension cords. But that floor just caves in without it. I've thought about fitting a thin piece of plywood across the gap, but haven...
by GetOffYourGas
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 55432

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 "...
by GetOffYourGas
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 79
Views: 55432

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

most installer calculation only consider electrical usage. Pay-back looks much better when consider gasoline costing as well, of course it depends on the vehicle's MPG The trouble is, this is double-counting. If you convert from ICEV to BEV, you see those savings regardless of whether you went sola...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2021 Bolt: How to maximize range
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: 2021 Bolt: How to maximize range

I just leased a 2021 Bolt. Unlike my 2017 Bolt, I'm noticing the 2021 somehow uses more electricity. With my 2017 Bolt, I managed the settings to maximize range and typically used 6-15 miles in a 10 mile range (depending on hills). I've already changed the settings as I did with my 2017 Bolt (inclu...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?
Replies: 13
Views: 3869

Re: Should i be concerned with battery degradation?

80 miles should be no problem. However, are you taking that trip in the winter or just the summer? Do you have an outlet to plug into when you arrive? If this is a winter trip with nowhere to charge at your destination, make sure there are public chargers somewhere along your route.
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt convenience question
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Bolt convenience question

The Bolt's app uses the cellular system, so the "range" is essentially unlimited. It does have to be set up for your car; my salesman did that for me. It does NOT react instantly, the delay is apparently dependent on the cellular system. You do not need to be subscribed ot OnStar for the ...

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