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  1. Brand new Bolt dropped 40 miles of charge in first mile driven....??

    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...
  2. Is charging exclusively with 120v harmful

    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...
  3. GM knocks it out of the Park!

    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...
  4. City Passes Charging Station Ordinance, One Year Later: 300 Plugs Approved!

    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...
  5. 170 miles in 49 minutes

    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...
  6. Bolt Finalizing at 100% Charge

    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...
  7. Keeping Bolt on while plugging In

    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.
  8. First charge at home does not charge

    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
  9. Concurrent charging

    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?
  10. 2020 Bolt overcharging/overheating?

    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...
  11. Charging habits

    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...
  12. Baby, it's cold outside.

    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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