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by pbui19
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: A/C Issue.
Replies: 61
Views: 6549

Re: A/C Issue.

you guys rock ! to document this problem. Am making a mental note to check these mounts next chance, especially now that the i is a classic
by pbui19
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: 12 Volt battery is failing, I'm looking for replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 5882

Re: 12 Volt battery is failing, I'm looking for replacement

my plan is to go cheap, since i don't think there is very much demand on the 12v battery. https://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt-35-amp-hour-universal-battery-68680.html $70 at HFreight (less the usual 20% coupon). I've used these on numerous Prius. Is there any reason this 35Ah 12v wouldn't work in ...
by pbui19
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

I mis-quoted yesterday, my final cost was $32K for the LT after the $7500 fed, $2500 CA, PGE (electric util) $500. I've heard that the leather seat is not as comfortable due to the stiffer feel of the seat edges, digging into your legs. PV1 - my daughter never really pays attention to her range, she...
by pbui19
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

Don - if you lease, you sort of indirectly get the fed tax credit, as the dealer includes the credit in the lease calculation
by pbui19
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Life with Chevy Bolt EV
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Life with Chevy Bolt EV

thought I chime in. We got our BoltEV on Jan 1 and my daughter has been the main driver. My plan was to purchase the Bolt in the spring as there was a waiting list. We were at the dealer to test drive one and there was one available because the reservation was canceled. So we paid a little more for ...
by pbui19
Fri May 05, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 6339

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

I am experimenting with a new ChargePoint Home Station, mainly to participate in the pilot submetering program with our electric company here in Northern CA. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that I can set the station start/end time via a cell phone app. So I am thinking, if I can figure out h...
by pbui19
Wed May 03, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 49
Views: 6339

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

My wife has a degree in physics and there is no way she'll be using that timer, go figure
by pbui19
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

You are in luck though because during charging L1 or L2 the dc to dc converter is powered and charging the 12 volt battery under the hood. So you can pull 12 volt power off the system while it is charging too. Aerowhatt would the i have to be in non-ready mode ? i believe L1/L2 charging only occurs...
by pbui19
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Using the battery as an emergency supply
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: Using the battery as an emergency supply

Since we live in the hills and sometimes the roads get closed; I am also planning to charge the i from the roof top solar panels when it's sunny out. Unfortunately I don't think it's possible to charge the i while in ready mode; but not a problem since it'll be day time and sunny.
by pbui19
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Northern CA PGE Customer EV rebate
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Northern CA PGE Customer EV rebate

I did a quick brief search and there was not a return found, so apologize if it's not been posted. For those in PGE service area, there is a current $500 rebate for owning an EV: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/solar-and-vehicles/options/clean-vehicles/electric/clean-fuel-rebate-for-electric-v...

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