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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:17 pm

Maybe. I only plan to use paid public charging if I need to. I likely wouldn't want to pull down much paid juice for "fun", esp. if not needed or if more expensive than charging at home.

I still have yet to pay a single cent for any public or workplace charging.

Electrify America's app shows 2 "coming soon" sites near where typically go and one not that far from work. The 62.5 kW ChargePoint DC FC that JeffN used to film his video ( ... -to-55-kw/) is actually not that out of the way for me.

Kinda OT, I watched ... nt-system/ (WeberAuto Examines The Chevy Bolt EV's Battery Coolant System) last night at high speed. Was interesting. He actually looks at the 3 coolant loops (electronics, battery and cabin heater) but didn't go into cooling plates and all inside the pack, which is another video.

It looks like my battery thermal management ran today for awhile after charging was done at work. I set my charge limiter to 80% and normally, if set to 95% or lower, once it hits the level, the power level I see on ChargePoint abruptly drops to 0 from about 6 kW (208 volts at work). Today, for the first time, I saw a draw of ~1.5 kW for 20 minutes then the power level dropped to 1 kW for the next 5 minutes, before dropping to 0. It was a crazy hot day today, so it was probably at least 85 to 95 F in the parking structure at work at that time.

OT: I'm kinda watching the video at at 1.25x playback speed where News Coloumb decides (for the heck of it) to make a 500 road trip in his Bolt intentionally limiting his DC FC sessions to 15 minutes, to show how much infrastructure there is in CA and how much redundancy there is. He started somewhere in So Cal (I think that's where he lives) and ended up in Sacramento. At 2:36, I see a Newhall Ranch Rd. sign (in Valencia, CA). Seems like power levels are still pretty high and he's adding 10 to 13 kWh per each 15 minute session, depending on charger "strength". At 12:10, you can see a 43.528 kW charge rate when he ended.

I just noticed his Bolt is at 91K miles. I don't recall when he bought his but Bolt didn't ship until mid-Dec 2016.

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Deep Discounts On Chevy Bolt - Up To $11,500 Off MSRP

Chevrolet didn't change the $36,620 MSRP of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in April when the eligible federal tax credit decreased from $7,500 to $3,750, but it's doesn't mean that you can't buy it way cheaper.

According to input from our reader, the discounts from MSRP now go beyond $8,000 or $9,000 to as much as $10,500 in the case of the base LT trim and $11,500 in the case of the higher trim Premier.

It would lower the effective price:

    Bolt EV LT: from $37,495 (with $875 D&H) to $26,995 and $23,245 after deducting federal tax credit.
    Bolt EV Premier: from $41,895 (with $875 D&H) to $30,395 and $26,645 after deducting federal tax credit.

The other option is 0% APR for up to 72 months. . . .
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