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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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%...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 2017+ Chevy Bolt EV Issues And Problems
    Hello all. I'm hoping someone here can help me. I’ve owned a 2020 Bolt EV for about two weeks now, and until yesterday, was charging via the L1 charger that came with the car while I waited for a 240v outlet to be installed in my garage for an L2 charger. Over the weekend that outlet was...
  16. Charging and Batteries
    Hi, Wondering what the best charging habit would be to preserve the battery. I charge up to 80% and my daily average is 25 miles/day. I live in the Midwest. Is it best to charge daily, level 2, for 1hr. To get the 25 miles back. Or let the battery go down to 30-40% and charge up again to 80% as...
  17. Charging and Batteries
    It's slowly getting colder and miles/charge is dropping. I've had my Bolt for nearly a year and have a good handle on range and charging,,, but what is the best strategy for charging when it's cold out? Background, I live in chicago and park on the street with no charging available. My...
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