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

Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:07 pm

Well, we are still Leaf guppies as we have only had the car for a few months. However we find the GOM ver accurate. We have a very regular weekly pattern of mileage. On Saturday night we charge it overnight to max and the range in the morning is typically 198 to 205 KM. Then we do 45 Km on the highway with the cruise set at 93 KMH Speed limit is 90). And then we do about 105 km of mostly city driving. We are usually seeing around 45 to 55 km left on the GOM and then the pattern starts over again. A little ways back I started taking pics of the display just for tracking purposes and depending on the weather (using the heat and heated steering) it's pretty dead on. I think a lot has to do with the fact that only about a third of the miles are highway.

Here are a few screen shots from last month. I don't think I would put a lot of trust in it if it was all highway miles, (hasn't happened yet and we only have a couple thousand kilometers on it). We have made a couple 110 km highway trips and the GOM was pretty close.

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This is after the highway portion. Rolly 4 lane highway.

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We have some highway trips planned for the June time frame. We'll see how accurate it is then. Love the car though. Glad we bought the Leaf and not the Bolt. Bolt felt quicker off the line though. Meh
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LeftieBiker
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:40 pm

The GOM is basically as accurate at predicting range as your last five or so minutes of driving before shutting it off last would be in doing so. It looks like you just happen to drive a"predictive" last five minutes before you shut the car down. Here's an interesting experiment: press the blue button on the left side of the steering wheel, and compare the lower range estimate given with the higher (GOM) one. I suspect that in your case they may be very close together...
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:21 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The GOM is basically as accurate at predicting range as your last five or so minutes of driving before shutting it off last would be in doing so. It looks like you just happen to drive a"predictive" last five minutes before you shut the car down. Here's an interesting experiment: press the blue button on the left side of the steering wheel, and compare the lower range estimate given with the higher (GOM) one. I suspect that in your case they may be very close together...


I'll give that a try. Thanks. Still learning lots about the car.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:58 pm

There is now a cheap and easy fix for the often-terrible Bolt front seats. Here it is.

http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6157
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:39 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:There is now a cheap and easy fix for the often-terrible Bolt front seats. Here it is.

http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6157

I have nothing to gain suggesting this company, other than they were less than 1/2 the price of my local foam shops when I went to replace the foam in our sofa. They sell a wide variety of foam and cut to size.
Foam is kind of made in 2 different ways, one way is how firm the foam is, how much weight it takes to compress it. The other more important way(IMO) is the weight of the foam, heavier the better. You can have a cheap light foam that supports a lot of weight, but breaks down quickly(think cheap sofa). Then you can have a heavier weight foam that is either soft or hard, depending on your weight. For our sofa I chose the heaviest foam I could get, in a medium to higher compression weight, it's great! For something like a car seat I'd suggest heavier foam and purchase the compression rate that best suits your weight.
I see you also have an account on the Bolt forum, if you deem appropriate you might want to post a link to this foam company. Again there might be others but I checked quite a few and these guys were the best priced for good to great quality foam, and they totally cut to size for N/C, at least they did for my sofa cushions.
https://www.buyfoam.com/
https://www.buyfoam.com/OurFoam.aspx
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:33 pm

I can do that, but you don't actually have to register there - in fact that doesn't work at all well. Just select the forum from the top of any page here (CHOOSE ANOTHER EV FORUM), and let the site log you in there with your user ID here. Your signature line won't appear there, but it's very easy.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 am

LeftieBiker wrote:I can do that, but you don't actually have to register there - in fact that doesn't work at all well. Just select the forum from the top of any page here (CHOOSE ANOTHER EV FORUM), and let the site log you in there with your user ID here. Your signature line won't appear there, but it's very easy.

Thanks, actually it seems you do have to register but they make it very simple. First time going to the site they say "we see you have a Nissan Leaf account, would you like to make one here"(or something to that effect). If you answer yes it creates an account in a matter of seconds and you can post right away, cool 8-)
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:20 pm

I did post your links, though, with the relevant other info you wrote, attributed to you.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:48 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:There is now a cheap and easy fix for the often-terrible Bolt front seats. Here it is.

http://www.mychevybolt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6157

Is it just me or does that fail to address the issue with the shoulders blades? That is where I had trouble with the seats when I did my test drive. Or are the leather seats much better stock in that respect?

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

Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 pm

I still haven't sat in a Bolt, but about 90% of the complaints seems to be about the lower cushions, including the rear and side. There are also some complaints about the backs, and people are working on finding out how to access that area to add foam. One poster's wife did remark that raising the cushion height also improved the problem she was having with the seat back.
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