JoeS
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Re: Need a longer range ev

Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Beespeckled, the Bolt EV very definitely has CCS DCFC as an option. Why Chevy hasn't made it standard is beyond me! Most of the local dealerships spec CCS for the cars they receive. Over the next few years it will become the de facto North American DCFC non-Tesla standard and CHAdeMO will gradually fade into the sunset. Pity, as CHAdeMO offers relatively easy bi-directional power flow. Electrify America is putting in LOTS of CCS stations across the country as part of the VW dieselgate settlement.
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Re: Need a longer range ev

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:32 pm

beespeckled wrote:I know my preference is a roomy easy entrance and exit from vehicle, which despite its size, is very good in the MiEV. I feel like I'm having to fold myself un-naturally in the Subaru Outback and my daughters sedan.

For any vehicle you're going to drive everyday, this is one of the most important things to consider, IMO . . . . especially as you get older. Our iMiEV's have completely spoiled us in this regard. I know if I had to drive my 2017 Volt everyday, I'd be (an even more) broken, disabled old man than I am now!! - I am getting my left hip replaced next month. Folded up unnaturally very well describes getting in and out of that car

Don
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beespeckled
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Re: Need a longer range ev

Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:01 pm

Don wrote:
beespeckled wrote:I know my preference is a roomy easy entrance and exit from vehicle, which despite its size, is very good in the MiEV. I feel like I'm having to fold myself un-naturally in the Subaru Outback and my daughters sedan.

For any vehicle you're going to drive everyday, this is one of the most important things to consider, IMO . . . . especially as you get older. Our iMiEV's have completely spoiled us in this regard. I know if I had to drive my 2017 Volt everyday, I'd be (an even more) broken, disabled old man than I am now!! - I am getting my left hip replaced next month. Folded up unnaturally very well describes getting in and out of that car

Don


Don, best wishes on your hip replacement.

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