I’ve seen several posts recommend keeping the charge in the 30-70% range. Being a new owner of a 2017 Bolt EV, I don’t know how to set it to do that. I could not find instructions in the user manual and the Chevy dealer knows very little about the car.
Thanks for your help.
You can see other posts in terms of mechanism. I wanted to address the policy. I firmly believe that many EV folks have taken poor prior experiences and generalized them. Specifically early model Leafs were absolutely the worst way to build and manage a pack. There was no thermal management whatsoever and generally no software to manage the top and bottom usage of the pack.
GM with the Bolt has been ultra conservative with the pack management of the Bolt. From full active thermal management, to moderate speed DCFC charging, to software management of both the top and bottom ends of the battery, the Bolt is designed to care for its battery to prevent unnecessary dedregation.
So extra measures, such as only using half the pack capacity, or other external pack management strategies are really unnecessary. If you don't need full pack capacity, then Hilltop reserve is good because it's less than a full charge on a daily basis and gives you instant access to regenerative braking. But it's equally as likely that one could DCFC charge every day to 100%, drain to 0% everyday, in desert heat, and the battery would still be fine.