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I like the energy summary pop-up after turning off the vehicle.

But i do notice the summary is "since last full charge." I hardly charge my Bolt to "full charge," and was wondering if we can change the summary to show what was used in the current trip, not since last charge.
 

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I like the energy summary pop-up after turning off the vehicle.

But i do notice the summary is "since last full charge." I hardly charge my Bolt to "full charge," and was wondering if we can change the summary to show what was used in the current trip, not since last charge.
Sadly right now no you can't. The only option is to turn it on or off. However you don't have to charge to 100% to have it reset. Long as your selected charge cycle completes that is considered a full charge. So if you have hilltop-reserve on that charge cycle being done is considered a full charge.
 

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I was setting my charge to departure, and set it an hour after my actual departure so the battery ends up around 90%

But i wanted to see my stats of my current trip, and the summary doesnt reset
 

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I was setting my charge to departure, and set it an hour after my actual departure so the battery ends up around 90%

But i wanted to see my stats of my current trip, and the summary doesnt reset
Yeah it would be nice to see that but it doesn't do it by default and there are no options to set it to. I'm not sure if resetting all the information resets that report though.

Also if you just always want to be around 90% just set hilltop reserve on, that charges up to the 87% - 90% range.
 

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Yeah it would be nice to see that but it doesn't do it by default and there are no options to set it to. I'm not sure if resetting all the information resets that report though.

Also if you just always want to be around 90% just set hilltop reserve on, that charges up to the 87% - 90% range.
i never understood hilltop serve, from the owners manaul it seems to leave some space in the battery to allow regenerative since you will be going downhill.
 

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i never understood hilltop serve, from the owners manaul it seems to leave some space in the battery to allow regenerative since you will be going downhill.
That is the main point for it yes, that is leaving room so you have full regen braking from start.

It just tells the battery to stop charging in the 87% - 90% range, which is also better for the battery long term. The nice thing to is you can set it as part of location charging. So if you always want to hilltop charge at home you can set it to do that so if you charge somewhere else while on a trip it would default to doing a full charge unless you changed that.
 

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I do not plan to purchase one of the "expanded" coverage plans from OnStar when my trial ends in November. I will stick with just the basic (free) coverage. Is location determination done through OnStar? How else would the Bolt know I am home? Can you do "location charging" on just the basic plan? I am set for Hilltop Reserve to prolong battery life. It just means that I charge in the garage more frequently (not a problem). If I do not want to have to remember to turn it off when I travel, how easy is it to set up location charging? Does the OM make it clear how to do it? A few words of clarification from one who has done it may save me some trial & error stabs. Thanks.
 

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I do not plan to purchase one of the "expanded" coverage plans from OnStar when my trial ends in November. I will stick with just the basic (free) coverage. Is location determination done through OnStar? How else would the Bolt know I am home? Can you do "location charging" on just the basic plan? I am set for Hilltop Reserve to prolong battery life. It just means that I charge in the garage more frequently (not a problem). If I do not want to have to remember to turn it off when I travel, how easy is it to set up location charging? Does the OM make it clear how to do it? A few words of clarification from one who has done it may save me some trial & error stabs. Thanks.
The location charge setting is part of the car so I don't believe it has any dependency on having an on-star plan. I have been on the on-star basic plan for 5 months now and it hasn't changed my location charge settings or interfered with them.

Now I don't know what hardware it uses to get its gps location but I have seen no indication that on-star plan or no plan has any influence on it.

I have only setup my home location in the charge settings so I can't really speak to how easy it is to add other locations and associate charge settings to those.
 

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Just checked the manual (page 130) to refresh myself since I haven't touched those settings in 8 months.

You only get on location settings, home. So you can program all your desired home settings, peak time, off peak time, charge type, etc and have that saved to home. When you charge from away from home it will revert to default full charge settings. Not sure how much it lets you customize the away from home charge settings.

Setting the home location was really easy though.
 

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Some basic data is easy to get off the trip odometer, reset the trip odometer then at the end of the trip you will have the miles traveled and the average miles per kilowatt for that trip. The total kilowatts used is simply miles divided by the average kilowatts per mile. 4 miles per kilowatt is where the 238 mile range comes from, so I find it very useful to watch the miles per kilowatt average on each trip.
 
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