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

Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:10 pm

Haven't found a SOC % display yet. I really should read the manual.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:17 pm

There is none. You have one in the app and that's it.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:03 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:There is none. You have one in the app and that's it.

eff'ing idiots! Didn't they learn anything from Nissan, who lacked the SOC% in '11 and '12, only to wake up and add it in '13 and beyond :roll:
Personally I'd never purchase an EV without a SOC% display, it's really the only display I look at on my Leaf. Oh well, like Nissan it was probably a planned obsolescence feature, I mean people have to have a reason to dump the older models and purchase new......I see it ALL the time on new cars, the first few years they lack features many people would want, only to introduce them in later models :x
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:33 pm

And Nissan dumped their great top digital speedo. The Bolt does have 20 charge bars instead of the stupid 12, anyway. That gives you 5% increments.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:39 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:And Nissan dumped their great top digital speedo. The Bolt does have 20 charge bars instead of the stupid 12, anyway. That gives you 5% increments.

If the Bolt's DTE works as well as the ones in the Volt and Spark did, there's probably no reason to have a % SoC gauge, especially with all the extra range. Those cars used a much better algorithm than the LEAF's GOM, and I believe the max/nor/min DTE display's the same in the Bolt. Just choose the middle or lowest range estimate (depending on how you drive and how much reserve you want) as your effective range, modified if you've got major climbs or descents. Fine tuning comes from your personal experience with the car, just as it does with any vehicle.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:34 pm

Thanks Leftie, I did find it in the app. But as noted above, I probably won't need it. The car is at 50% now, showing 120 miles.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:40 pm

Nobody posted the increased USA Bolt sales last month, up to 2,632:

https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/

Perhaps due to the increased discounts?

Now up to ~$7,000 off list:

http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/2017/02/curr ... d-evs.html

With so many new BEV intros coming in 2018, staring with the 2018 LEAF in ~January, and barring an unexpected event (gas price spike?) I cant see any likely outcome other than more price cuts for BEVs in the USA next year.

Should be a great time to buy, and I will be looking.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:03 pm

I wonder if the increase was also driven by the folks holding out for a 60 kWh Leaf and gave up and moved to the Bolt. I know we are considering a second EV and now we are looking at the Bolt.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:20 pm

I'm fairly sure that it's the discounts. The perceived difference between a $500 a month lease and a $300 lease, or a similar difference in loan payments, is very large.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:50 pm

I agree its the discounts that are working, but I didn't even look until I found out the Leaf wasn't going to be a 60 to start, now I am looking and with the discounts, we are considering it.
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