When I arrive at my work's parking garage, my lights are still in auto (esp. on a rainy day where it's required to have our headlights on when wipers are needed). When I'm in the dark garage, the dash display and big LCD are still at daytime brightness levels. It seems like I can't really do anything about it and have to drive around like that for 20 to 30 seconds (guessing as to duration) before it dims.cwerdna wrote:but there are still quirks w/the headlight switch that always springs back to auto
I don't have the above issues w/my Leaf given that my current Leaf doesn't have auto headlights. The moment I turn on Leaf's headlights, the dash and LCD go dimmer.
I posted basically this in another forum:
I'm annoyed by the Bolt's driver's side charging inlet vs. the center of the nose on the Leaf. If I park in our spaces for ChargePoint at work, if I want the cable to be in a where it can easily reach w/o going over my hood and contacting its paint or trying to route it under the car, I need to pick certain parking spaces, which might not be available earlier in the day. Or, if I back in to avoid hood and cable contact, it's a long stretch for the cable and I still may need to be selective as to where I park.
For a cluster of 4 spaces surrounding a dual handle station (below), I can really only park nose in for 2 of the spots to avoid paint contact or funny cable routing (possibly under the bumper). For the other two, I need to back in.
Also, for some spaces, a handle may reach fine to the Leaf's nose from far away but won't reach a Bolt because the inlet's on the wrong side of the car.
I may post a few pics/diagrams of what I'm talking about later.
We have https://www.chargepoint.com/products/commercial/ct4000/ with their spring-loaded cable management. The contacting the paint issue might not happen if they didn't have cable management (spring loading and attachment at the top) and just let the cables lay wherever like their old CT2000 series stuff (at the bottom of https://www.chargepoint.com/products/guides/). We had the CT2000 stuff in another building, but that's all been turned over to another company while we don't occupy that building.
For typical US charging arrangements, the inlet in the center of the nose is really best. I used to feel that way and this has been further reinforced now that I have a car where it's not in the center.