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From the pictures online it looks like the car comes with NO window tint. Is that correct? Many times the rear windows come with a light factory tint.
Our Premier has no tint, we did the ceramic tint. Works very well and you can do the windshield is a clear or very light and it will protect your dashboard from sun damage.
 

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I think the public L2 advice is a bit dated in this world of 200+ mile EVs. It'll be the rare occasion that someone takes out a nearly full Bolt, travel locally, and drain the battery in a single day. On that rare occasion finding a fast charger would be more beneficial. As Ricardo points out above, Plugshare is your friend when it comes to finding charging stations in public spaces.

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Not everyone can charge at home or work and is surrounded by fast charging. If you're on the fourth floor of an apartment complex with no charging, then you either get free charging throughout the month during your daily driving and errands to stay topped off, or find a DC fast charger. If your commute is 25 miles a day and the nearest CCS is 30 miles away, and it's a 5 degree winter day your range is only 125 miles, you'll be doing some frequent long drives just to manage.
 

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Not everyone can charge at home or work and is surrounded by fast charging. If you're on the fourth floor of an apartment complex with no charging, then you either get free charging throughout the month during your daily driving and errands to stay topped off, or find a DC fast charger. If your commute is 25 miles a day and the nearest CCS is 30 miles away, and it's a 5 degree winter day your range is only 125 miles, you'll be doing some frequent long drives just to manage.
I'm going to start calling this type of argument "appealing to the exception". When well over 90% of EV owners charge at home or work, why is the "fourth floor of an apartment complex with no charging" a crucial issue? Someone whose nearest CCS is 30 miles away with no other charging infrastructure available has a completely different set of problems in terms of EV ownership.

So say there's an L2 5 miles away. Is this owner going to park overnight at the charger and Uber back and forth to the car? Or is sitting at the charging station for 6-8 hours to get a decent charge the solution? Public L2 is okay for an occasional opportunity charge. But it certainly isn't close to an idea solution for regular charging.

In terms of an immediate solution, someone in this exceptional situation is stuck. In longer timeframes, medium speed DCFC at places they might frequent for an hour or so would be a better bet than an L2.

Of course the absolute best solution is to have an EV with 600 miles of range. Then they can afford to drive to the DCFC once every two weeks or so. That's a real "appeal to the exception".

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As a long time EV owner (since 2014) if there is any way to do it, install a level 2 EVSE of at least 7200 watts. That way no matter how low you are you can always get a full charge (or what everever % you desire) overnight. The standard 110 volt Level 1 that comes with the Bolt is pathetically slow - 45 hours from flat to full - and you won't be at the mercy of others.
 

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1. Get an extra pair of keys and place the original pair for safe keeping. Search for HYQ4AA on eBay and several keys for about 30 bucks should show up. It will probably cost you about the same to get the Sidewinder key cut.

(If you want a "hide-away key," you can get a spare set made, hide the door key and hide the transponder inside with the battery out.)

2. Look for low hanging fruit when it comes to level 2 charging. (A plug right by the breaker box, dryer circuit which could be shared, a underused 120V circuit which can be repurpose, etc.) OP sounds like they already got a 240v circuit put in.

3. Figure out logistics ahead of time if you were going to take short trips. If you visit a relative, what outlets do they have so you make or buy adapters as needed.

4. I highly suggest having two EVSEs. They break. Keep the OEM in the car. Use a different one for everday use.
 

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1) So are you saying the car only comes with ONE key?
It comes with 2. Maybe I should have said a "pair of sets." There is also a procedure for adding keys with just one transponder fob as well. Just an idea, especially if you are prone to loosing keys or have several drivers which might increase the likelihood keys might get lost. Spending $120 now might save hasle and money down the road.

Edited: Original keys are apparently not special and any learned keys can be learned to add more.
 

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The original keys are "special" as they allow you easily add more keys to the car.
If you use the original key fobs to register new key fobs with the car, then those new key fobs can be used to register additional fobs. There's nothing special about the first two, you just need to have two fobs that are already registered in order to program new ones.
 
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