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  1. Calif DCFC info - and/or news

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    Things are looking pretty good now - compared to even 6 months ago. The east side of the Sierra, south of Tahoe looks very doable both from the north and south, and most of the routes out to Las Vegas/southern Nevada are in good shape. In southern California, I-40 seems to basically have...
  2. Calif DCFC info - and/or news

    West
    More good news - EA just notified that the Mojave site is active. Time for a road trip!
  3. Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

    West
    Talk about good timing - EA says Mojave is now active!
  4. 3,237 mile round trip from Lepanto, AR to Chandler AZ and back!

    Road Trip Report And Long Trip Discussions
    The Bolt and I-Pace have exactly the same access to charging stations - CCS/SAE, J-1772 (and with the appropriate adapter, Tesla destination but not supercharger). The I-Pace has a lower range, but it is capable of charging faster, at least on CCS.
  5. Techniques for improving range

    2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    Those are some interesting calculations. I hope somebody does make a proper successor to the EV-1 - a 2-seater with great aerodynamics and efficiency. The endless parade of crossovers, SUVs and pickups on the road today depress my no end. Incidentally, it's interesting to revisit this thread...
  6. Update on CalTrans District 9 (Sierra Nevada East Side) DC Fast Charger Program

    West
    Thanks for the report and the good news! Coso Junction and Mojave are the ones I'm really waiting on, but the Bishop EA installation was a big step and if these 4 are operational by June, it's going to be a nice summer for EV travelers on the east side.
  7. Eastern California in winter - Alturas to Los Angeles?

    Road Trip Report And Long Trip Discussions
    Thanks - very helpful suggestions and info. Sounds like you planned well. I'm surprised Bridgeport was out of service. Do they have any explanation? Regarding the 'Spikes Spider' - how hard are they to install? I've not made the trip yet from Alturas south (I was going to go over Christmas...
  8. TT-30 (125V/30A) and EVSE?

    Charging and Batteries
    Thanks everybody for the confirmation. A pity. I've gotten a simple adapter from TT-30 to NEMA 5-15 and added it to my travel kit.
  9. TT-30 (125V/30A) and EVSE?

    Charging and Batteries
    Okay, here's the post I found that mentions a 120V/12A limit. EDIT: And here's a second one. Guess I'm just looking for confirmation (as the Tesla/UMC clearly has no such limit).
  10. TT-30 (125V/30A) and EVSE?

    Charging and Batteries
    I'm going to be staying at a campground with a TT-30 RV-style outlet (125V/30A). I read on a forum post that the Bolt when charging at 120V is limited to 12A. Is this true, or did the post actually mean just with the GM OEM EVSE? In particular, I have a Tesla UMC EVSE + JDapter Stub, and...
  11. Future Bolt or other GM electric vehicle suggestions

    2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    I look at the parade of upcoming SUVs, CUVs and pickups that Audi, Ford, GM, Nissan, Rivian, Tesla and VW have shown off (at least for the US market) and I just get depressed. Whatever happened to small, fun vehicles? Yes, there's the new Mini (125 mile range in 2020 - are you kidding me?)...
  12. How to warm battery before DCFC session

    Charging and Batteries
    I'm not sure, but that sounds like roughly the difference you'd see between having the cabin heater on and off (15% or so at full charge). Incidentally, I've found the GoM to do a particularly poor job of estimating the power draw of the cabin heater - for example whether it's set to 80F and...
  13. First EVgo charge. Lacking.

    Charging and Batteries
    If you plan to charge more than 30 minutes a month at EvGo, it's worth getting their $8 membership - saves 10-12% on the per minute of charging. EA's fees are lower still (~25% less than EvGo in CA) and all their chargers are capable of 55kW (max that the Bolt can accept), although more often...
  14. Announced at CES - bidirectional DC charging for the home

    Charging and Batteries
    That would be a shame. The idea is awesome (think how much less than a Tesla PowerWall + installation this would be). I guess as always, we won't know the details until it actually ships, but they seem to be rather short on specifics so far (unfortunately).
  15. How to warm battery before DCFC session

    Charging and Batteries
    Thanks for all the comments. That's what I figured, but thanks for the confirmation. I'm not sure how well the preconditioning would have worked in my case - I was driving for almost 3 hours straight before charging (mostly downhill), but it should cover most usages. Absolutely. The...
  16. Calif DCFC info - and/or news

    West
    78 EA sites are now active. ~60 remaining as 'coming soon' on PlugShare. Gilroy on US 101 is active now too - 130 miles to Paso Robles (next 150kW charger going south).
  17. How to warm battery before DCFC session

    Charging and Batteries
    Several times now I've arrived at a DCFC in the middle of a trip only to discover that my charging rate is being severely throttled by the car due to 'low' battery temperature. By low temperature I mean 50F, resulting in charging at 24kW with <20% SoC battery, instead of the 50kW the...
  18. San Jose/CA to Grants Pass/OR and back

    Road Trip Report And Long Trip Discussions
    Thanks. I'm thinking it was the battery temperature. I turned around at ~4,500 feet. OR 62 has some good downhill stretches but also a lot of rolling hills. Between the uphills and the heater on the way back, I probably gained ~2kWh on the initial 7 miles of descent, but after that I was...
  19. Calif DCFC info - and/or news

    West
    Awesome! El Centro (PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You) midway between San Diego, CA and Yuma, AZ off I-8 is also showing active. EDIT: Victorville EA (Hesperia) on I-15 is up too. Happy 2020!
  20. DRLs

    2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    In that case you should have your headlights on, not just DRLs. The number of people driving at dusk (or indeed at night) with their DRLs on, blissfully unaware that they're basically invisible from behind, has really jumped in the past few years.
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