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

Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:40 am

cwerdna wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote: FWIW, the Bolt's app has a SOC display.

It does. But similar to how the NissanConnect app is slow to update, so is the myChevrolet app.


I have found the myChevrolet app to be very responsive when connected to the car via CarPlay. I frequently use it for the % SoC display on road trips, when I actually car about the battery state.
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cwerdna
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:32 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
cwerdna wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote: FWIW, the Bolt's app has a SOC display.

It does. But similar to how the NissanConnect app is slow to update, so is the myChevrolet app.


I have found the myChevrolet app to be very responsive when connected to the car via CarPlay. I frequently use it for the % SoC display on road trips, when I actually car about the battery state.

Woah! Thanks!

I didn't even think about running that app in CarPlay. It does seem like the app's GOM a bit behind the dash display GOM (anywhere from a few seconds to maybe 30 seconds) but yeah, it seems to self-refresh and at least puts it up the % SoC on a larger display than my phone.

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

Wed May 08, 2019 1:51 am

I learned about heavy discounting again but unfortunately all the way in Maryland.

At https://www.sportchevrolet.com/VehicleS ... rice%7Casc, I currently see Bolt LT's w/DC FC inlet starting at $25,370 not including $3750 tax credit. I'm guessing if you don't live in/around MD, you won't be eligible for the $1000 Select Market Bonus Cash 6. The cheapest Premier w/DC FC is $30,480.

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

Wed May 08, 2019 3:07 am

cwerdna wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote: FWIW, the Bolt's app has a SOC display.

It does. But similar to how the NissanConnect app is slow to update, so is the myChevrolet app.

Also, I'm still confused about whether I'll need to pay for any of OnStar (Moronstar called by some) to have it work once the 3 months trial of one my services is over. The trial for that service is normally only 1 month, but becomes 3 if you leave a credit card # with them.

It's unclear to me whether one of these will keep it going (from https://www.onstar.com/us/en/support/chevrolet/):
You will also receive 10 years of standard connectivity with Connected Access, which enables services such as Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Smart Driver and Marketplace. Chevrolet Bolt and Chevrolet Volt owners will also receive 5 years of the Remote Key Fob add-on.

Remote Commands Key Fob is in a different section of the app and only has buttons to lock, unlock, start and stop precondition and horn & lights.

To see % SoC, I have to go to vehicle status which is a different section.

https://my.chevrolet.com/onstar/myservices for me shows

No additional charge
Chevrolet Connected Access
Active through: January 25, 2029

and

OnStar
OnStar Safety and Security Plan
Renews Monthly <-- this one is on the 3 month trial. They list a bunch of mostly worthless services to me (basically what's at https://www.onstar.com/ca/en/services/safety-security/). They offer it for $24.99/month and then yearly plans: all the way up to $1425 for 6 years. No thanks!


I know it has been over a month since this post but my son negotiated a lower price with Onstar. I can get the details if you want. I don't remember if he renewed or not.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed May 08, 2019 3:17 am

^^^
I think I'm ok. All my OnStar trials have expired. I still seem to be able to remotely checking battery level and charging status from their app while my car's in a parking structure work. That's all I care about. The rest isn't all that important.

I don't think I plan to pay for any of Moronstar.

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

Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 am

cwerdna wrote:^^^
I think I'm ok. All my OnStar trials have expired. I still seem to be able to remotely checking battery level and charging status from their app while my car's in a parking structure work. That's all I care about. The rest isn't all that important.

I don't think I plan to pay for any of Moronstar.


These features are part of OnStar basic. You get 5 years free when you buy your car. I don't know how much it will cost after that. By then, I may not care enough to pay for the ability to preheat the car.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Thu May 09, 2019 11:06 am

cwerdna wrote:I learned about heavy discounting again but unfortunately all the way in Maryland.

At https://www.sportchevrolet.com/VehicleS ... rice%7Casc, I currently see Bolt LT's w/DC FC inlet starting at $25,370 not including $3750 tax credit. I'm guessing if you don't live in/around MD, you won't be eligible for the $1000 Select Market Bonus Cash 6. The cheapest Premier w/DC FC is $30,480.

https://www.chevroletoffremont.com/Vehi ... rice%7Casc (where I bought from) also has heavy discounting going on.

I glanced thru a bunch of cheaper LT and Premier trim cars and many of them don’t have DC fast charging inlet, if you care about that.

Cheapest LT’s supposedly start at $25.5K. The cheapest (LT) I see w/DC FC inlet is supposedly $26,245. These prices should be before $3750 Federal tax credit, $2500 CVRP (if applicable, CA only), and utility rebates (e.g. $800 from PG&E).

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

Wed May 15, 2019 12:53 am

I also learned via a FB group (Bolt, I think) that https://www.concordchevrolet.com/Vehicl ... rice%7Casc is also heavily discounting Bolts. Cheapest LT's currently start at $25,995 (MSRP $37,495). Cheapest LT w/DC FC inlet seems to be $26,745 (MSRP $38,425).

I've never dealt with them and don't know anything about this dealer.

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

Wed May 15, 2019 11:25 am

Those are some great values on the Bolt.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue May 21, 2019 9:01 pm

cwerdna wrote:Sigh... on one of the Bolt FB groups, there's a guy asking about "a used 2017 bolt premium on a local lot with 60k miles on it, for 24k". That's a lousy price considering how heavily discounted new ones are combined with the $7500 Federal tax credit (thru 3/31/19 on GM EVs/PHEVs).

Along these lines, there continues to be chatter on Bolt FB groups of folks looking at uesd Bolts. Unfortunately, it seems they're looking at overpriced ones due to lack of awareness of heavy discounting. Example of a guy who was looking finally posted was https://www.drivesunshinechevy.com/Vehi ... 3423841633 currently going for $31,989.

Uhhh... one can buy a new one identically equipped for a bit less at Fremont Chevy and be eligible for $3750 tax credit.

As many people pointed out, a used one isn't eligible for any tax credit. Of course, one guy w/wrong info thought that it could still be claimed if someone else hadn't claimed it first. Nope.

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