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I have a Bolt 2019

1 Can i see the real time charging amps on my car displays?

2. Trying to understand how battery conditions like Bat Temperature, charge level, and battery State Of Charge affect the charge rate. I read a Torque News by Eric Way he used a "Torque Pro" app to help understand how battery conditions affect battery charge/charging. I am a beginner with this and I think i need this app: Torque Pro (OBD2 & Car) and "ELM 327" interface. Is this correct.

3. In the article by Eric Way a he mentions a "Hilltop Reserve Limit" and that chevy enables the owner to set a "Charge Limit" in 5% increments. I cannot find this in my owners manual. Does it exist? I see the battery max charging display and have it maxed out. How much battery capacity do I have to charge? (80%?)

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2. You are correct. Torque Pro on an Android device, and an Elm327 bluetooth adapter. I've had success with extremely cheap units.

Hilltop Reserve was replaced with user selectable charging limits in your newer Bolt. Hilltop reserve set the charge finish at something like 80% and existed in the 2017-2018 models. 2019 replaced it with a slider to adjust the charge cut off.

 

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2. You are correct. Torque Pro on an Android device, and an Elm327 bluetooth adapter. I've had success with extremely cheap units.

Hilltop Reserve was replaced with user selectable charging limits in your newer Bolt. Hilltop reserve set the charge finish at something like 80% and existed in the 2017-2018 models. 2019 replaced it with a slider to adjust the charge cut off.

Hilltop Reserve charges to 90% in 2017-2018 models. This is used not so much to protect the battery from increased degradation (AC Level 2 charging has little deleterious effect), but to have some regenerative braking. This is useful when your brain (and muscle memory) is used to "pull the paddle, stop the car" driving. I always use HTR at home and rarely, if ever, when charging "on the road".
 

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Hilltop Reserve was replaced with user selectable charging limits in your newer Bolt. Hilltop reserve set the charge finish at something like 80% and existed in the 2017-2018 models. 2019 replaced it with a slider to adjust the charge cut off.
Hilltop reserve was about 88% full (as shown on the myChevrolet app). The stated purpose was for those who live on top of a hill to have the normally expected regenerative braking when leaving home down the hill.
 
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