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  1. Want To Buy
    In February my wife and I bought a used (hardly, 24k miles) 2017 Bolt LT with a DCFC and we LOVE it. Super fun to drive and cheap to power up at home. I thought I would immediately install a level 2 charger in the shop, where it lives at night, but found through this forum that just getting a...
  2. Chargers / Components
    Hello everyone I'm very new to the EV world I just purchased a 2019 LT on Monday, so far I'm enjoying it very much my one question is this, I live in an apartment with standard outlets on the outside of the building but my stock charging cable will not reach my parking spot is there a trusted...
  3. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    I have a 2017 Bolt, just purchased used. No manual but did download it from Chevy. LONG document and not all that enlightening for much of it, but I haven't waded through the whole thing yet... :) Pardon my ignorance, hoping these aren't silly questions I should have answered myself, so...
  4. Charging and Batteries
    EVmatch has created a platform for hosts and users to connect private charging stations. Hosts can list their charger on EVmatch and sell access/electricity to users. EVmatch takes a small fee. On the other hand, users search and request access to private chargers and pay all within the app. It...
  5. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV Issues And Problems
    When I set up my Bolt preferences to charge at a specific time, I find the actual performance of the electronics sloppy and not dependable. For my area, it is always midnight to 3pm 7 days a week. What normally happens is that I plug in the car at say 6 pm, my dumb level 2 charger kicks in, and...
  6. Charging Stations Discussion
    I have seen two items on the internet that I would like to understand better. 1. A company (electrek) has produced a Tesla Supercharger DC type to CCS 1 adapter. Does this work with a 2020 Bolt? And available in the US? 2. Tesla announced for S. Korea an adapter for CCS 1 will the be in USA as...
  7. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    I have to pick up my son in Greeley, CO, a trip of about 320 miles over the Continental Divide. Bought my Bolt this past summer, but haven't travelled in the cold yet. After reading about performance issues in the cold (both range and charging speed) I figure I'd have to stop twice on the way...
  8. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    I have my 2020 Bolt setup to rate and departure charging. In other words, I plug the car in at night and the car will be ready to go by 7 AM the next day. However, when I am out and about and have the option to charge the car during the day is there a way to start the charge without changing...
  9. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    So I plugged in to charge at a public level 2. Come back 8 hours later to find another bolt there! So awesome. I finish my charge and am so excited to plug them in. Like a good samaritan, I hook up their car to the level 2 charger. I notice three flashes and exclaim “wow they are already 75%...
  10. Road Trip Report And Long Trip Discussions
    Went to a state park and back in a day. It was around 5 hours total of driving (includes driving around the park) Total trip was estimated at 260 miles but came in around 250. based on past usage (4.0 mi/kWh) I thought I was definitely going to have the charge. So I stopped at a restaurant for...
  11. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    Do folks use the My Chevy App Energy Assist for planning road trips? Or trusty plugshare, or some combination. Or ABRP? Also, I prefer EVgo Chargers because I have a charging credit with them. Would that mean the 101? And, once in Big Sur, it's hard to find charging and the chargers they do...
  12. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    My 2020 Bolt was delivered today after a week in the shop to replace the charging port. Apparently the "check engine" light went on and the dealership said replacing the port was the fix. Today, after they kindly delivered to my house, I loaded up the kids, hopping in and started driving...
  13. Charging Stations Discussion
    Got a 2020 Bolt in July 2020. I typically drive maybe 20 to 40 miles per day, so I have been charging exclusively with the 120 volt outlet in my home garage & it suffices for our needs. I don’t have access to level 2 or 3 at home. Question: is it harmful to the Bolt battery to charge exclusively...
  14. 2017+ Chevy Bolt News
    https://www.evgo.com/about/news/were-working-with-general-motors-to-triple-the-size-of-our-fast-charging-network/ Color me impressed. Well done Elon, you’re getting companies like Chevy off their ass and dedicating a clean, green future. This is huge, considering they were/are one of the...
  15. Charging and Batteries
    The City of San Luis Obispo, California adopted an ordinance that required EV charging stations at every new development. CA code requires just the infrastructure for future stations. The city took it a step further and required the actual charging station. As a result, in just one year there...
  16. Charging and Batteries
    I’m going to record this next time I charge at an EA charging station, for proof. So, I began the charge with about 68 miles left and ended with 237. The session took just under 50 minutes. I was really impressed. Percentage wise, it went from 19% to 80%. I wanted to post this because I always...
  17. Charging and Batteries
    Have anyone ever noticed how long the Bolt sits at 100% before completing the charge? I waited over 10 minutes just to unplug it before the Bolt finished finalizing. I know it wasn’t completely finished as it was still drawing 5 kilowatts. should I have let it sit longer? I have a feeling it...
  18. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV General Discussion Forum
    Do you guys typically keep your Bolt on when plugging it in or do you turn it off, plug in then turn it back on? I usually just get out plug in to The DCFC and get back in, without turning the car off. I’m not sure if I should be doing that or not.
  19. Charging and Batteries
    Hi, I bought a used 2017 Bolt, i took it our of the dealer with full charge. after 3 days i plugged it at home with the standard charger included in the car. The light on the charger is red and the car does not charge. Nothing show on the panel. Any suggestion is appreciated. Irene
  20. Charging and Batteries
    Is it recommended to charge two EVs at the same time from the same outlet? My wife and I own a Bolt and a Model 3. There's only one 30 watt NEMA 220V outlet in the garage. Can we buy a NEMA splitter and charge both cars at the same time? Will this be safe or slow down the charging?
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