The Tesla Model S has an option for a Ludicrous Mode, which essentially makes the vehicle quicker. Elon Musk, when asked if the model 3 would have Ludicrous Mode as well, said "Of Course". Think the Chevy Bolt would come with something cool like that ?
Those were both amazing reads holy cow, If only there was a suggestion box that you could send that to ! Those are some great ideas, I wish something like the SS would come out. However, the AWD system alone seems genius. That's some real good work thought process there !
The easy speculation is that the Sport button is the same as on the Spark EV. It only changes the throttle position to power level map and does nothing to increase actual performance. I recall that one guy who autocrosses his Spark EV didn't like that mode because it reduced his ability to finely control throttle input.
Although GM will not produce a "sposts" model of the Bolt EV, that doesn't mean a third party will offer a version. Just like Saleen updates the Ford Mustang and Callaway updates the Corvette and Camaro, someone will do the same for electric cars. But it may not be as cost effective as one may believe. By the same reason, someone may think up a way to make the battery swappable, so they can set up swap stations along superhighways and for several dollars you can get another 50 kWh in minutes.
One idea for a drag racer is to remove a big part of the battery and leave about 1 kWh or less, just enough to roll toward the track and out. Then add several kWhs of supercapacitors and rebuild the controller (and motor if possible) to pull over 300 kW of immediate power, enough for several seconds of a race. The battery removal will lighten up the Bolt EV and with that immediate power it can run faster than many gassers.
Supercaps are light for the power they handle, but each can supply hundres of amps and tens of thousands of watts in seconds, more than what any battery can!
What we might see is something come of this in a sporty way offered through another model, like say a next generation HYBRID Corvette that features Voltec technology. It's a long shot but very possible and becomes very relevant at that point to the targeted demographic.
I have been able to search the forums for answers to most questions on my new 2019 LT, but not this one. Probably a futile effort, but has anyone found a way to disable the automatic locking of all doors when the car is driven?
I know about the delayed lock feature and have activated it. But I...
I lost one of my remote keyfobs. I went on line, and from Chevy bought the fob and key (separately). There are no instructions on how to program it. Anybody know how to do it, have printed instructions, etc.?
I know for a fact that I already posted this once but the search fails to find it for me.
some good engineering details on potential future GM EV cabin heating & cooling efficiency improvements.
SAE paper on the subject...
There have been several posts about this spread through multiple threads over the past year or so - most recently, one in this thread (post 46):
and the "camping mode" thread has some hints...
At long last, here is my work in progress! Please only share the link and not the values directly. I would like to make this a collaborative effort to discover and learn more about the car. I have included some basic recommendations and directions on how to get started for both Apple and...