2019 Chevy Bolt LT, Cajun Red
Sorry, but the only portion of this I agree with for most people is the part about only utilizing DCFC up to 65%-70% State of Charge; because after that it charges too slowly. better to move on to the next DCFC (unless it is out of range of course and you have no choice).Best tip I can give is to not use cruise control. Your brain can do better mi/kwh. Rule #1: Do not maintain speed going up hills. Hold your foot position constant and get in the right lane. CC will hold speed constant...and EAT Kwh. Coasting is a good thing! If the hill decline isn't enough to keep your speed with foot off the pedal, give it enough to keep the regen at near zero. #2: Do follow Better route planner suggestions about charge levels etc. The Bolt charges MUCH faster in the lower charge level range. Going from 65% to 100% takes a long time. #3: Use the seat heaters and steering wheel heaters, not the cabin heater. AC takes much less power. #4: Do the speed limit or less. Over 65mph, most of the energy used is to push air out of the way. You'll more likely survive a roll-over crash at a lower speed too...and the Bolt is a bit twitchy at high speeds.
the rest of it is overthinking things. Just drive normal, you'll be fine. We're not trying to hyper-mile here and annoy everyone else on the highway with us in the process.
My Bolt drives like a normal car. At all speeds. and the cruise control is AWESOME and efficient.