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Hey all,

After being a 2 Leaf family for a couple of years, we traded in one for a Bolt. As much as I loved the Leaf, the smallish battery made it difficult to use as a family vehicle. The Bolt has solved that and we continue to be a 2 EV family (plus a 2010 Kia for the kids to learn 5-speed manual in).

Bought the '19 LT in Kinetic Blue but can't say I got a "good" price. I suck at car buying, so it's my own fault. I've had it 3 weeks now and already put 1700 miles on it with a couple of out-of-town trips that could not have happened in a Leaf. I've really enjoying it but I'm learning that all the automatic stuff is not something I appreciate as much as I thought I might.

I've been happy to see the interoperability agreement between EA and EVGo, and disappointed in the loss/unreliability of the Greenlots chargers since Shell bought them. The charging infrastructure remains the biggest frustration in EV world to me, but with L2 charging at home and at work it doesn't impact me a lot. When it does, it's significant of course.

It's been interesting to transition from Leaf to Bolt. There is some info I'm accustomed to seeing in the Leaf that I miss now such as battery temperature, though I understand it's less important in the Bolt.

Has anyone found a Bolt equivalent to LeafSpy? I saw Torque mentioned somewhere and I have it but have not had a chance to plug in and see what it can do. I'd love to be able to access other trivial details about the car and maybe reset some things.
 

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Yes. Torque Pro can show you the voltages of all 96 "cells" in you battery pack, total pack voltage, average cell voltage, the temperature of 6 of the 10 battery modules in the pack, the temperature of the battery coolant coming to the battery pack, your AC compressor rpm, your battery heater watts, you cabin heater watts, ambient air temperature, drive motor rpm, instantaneous power, 120/240/400 volt charging volts/amps/watts, accessory battery voltage, accessory battery DC-DC voltage, "gear" selected, motor/gearbox temperature, total kWh used, total kWh from last charge, battery capacity/health (If you have a 2017-18 only), and I'm sure I am forgetting something.

 

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Yes. Torque Pro can show you the voltages of all 96 "cells" in you battery pack, total pack voltage, average cell voltage, the temperature of 6 of the 10 battery modules in the pack, the temperature of the battery coolant coming to the battery pack, your AC compressor rpm, your battery heater watts, you cabin heater watts, ambient air temperature, drive motor rpm, instantaneous power, 120/240/400 volt charging volts/amps/watts, accessory battery voltage, accessory battery DC-DC voltage, "gear" selected, motor/gearbox temperature, total kWh used, total kWh from last charge, battery capacity/health (If you have a 2017-18 only), and I'm sure I am forgetting something.

Wow. Someone's been busy.

I'll def check it out.
 

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Your Batt Cap is giving me battery envy..
Those battery capacities are not from our Bolt. Ours is reading 56.9 kWh today, although it was reading as high as 60.0 kWh, briefly, in April. I have never seen it read as low as our actual usable 56 kWh.
 

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Oh NOW you need to post a picture, or a picture from the perspective of your balloon if you don't want to out which balloon is yours.
The "boondoggle" part coincided with childbirth, so the balloon never materialized. We crew for local pilots and our (now teenage) kids are involved as well, but no ownership/pilot license for me. My daughter wants to get her license though, so maybe....
 

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Here are screen shots I pulled using my OBDII, and Torque Pro from cars at the local Chevy dealer.

A used 2017, with 12K miles on it.

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And a new 2018.

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EDIT: Nevermind, I got it. And A Better Route Planner is now set up to use live data.

Okay, so I was able to plug in the adapter and connect the phone, but have not seen any EV options in the displays. I'm guessing I need to install a plug-in for EV specific stuff, but cannot make heads nor tails of the Torque wiki. Can you help a guy out?
 
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