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by charles
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Ghetto heater
Replies: 8
Views: 1179

Re: Ghetto heater

Why not place something inflatable in the back seat and/or cargo area (if the idea is to reduce the amount of cubic feet of space to heat)? Heat will eventually transfer to the inside of the inflatable, depends on how well insulated the inflatable is, but for shorter trips it may at least be somewha...
by charles
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: New Electrify America stations
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: New Electrify America stations

I am quite pleased with EVgo fast charging in Texas, which is good since they are currently the only provider. I am on an infrastructure island in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you have not checked out their current plan offerings, take a look. I am on a $10/month plan and only pay more than $10 if...
by charles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!
Replies: 3
Views: 8609

Re: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Up to 37,991 miles and just finished another charge to 100% with a range of exactly 82 miles!

I guess I have a thing for it being exactly 82, which to my knowledge is the EPA rated range when brand new.
by charles
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Need info from techies & midwest Spark owners
Replies: 10
Views: 11209

Re: Need info from techies & midwest Spark owners

While tossing around crazy ideas, how about listing the Spark EV on a peer-to-peer rental site (i.e. turo.com)? If that generates enough revenue, it might even pay for some kind of garage space, even if just a storage space with 120v electricity, near the airport where it would be a short cab/uber/l...
by charles
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: So it's time for another car...
Replies: 12
Views: 4048

Re: So it's time for another car...

and NOBODY is stealing that EVSE - the car is parked on top of it. The white hat hacker in me can't help but chime in here. I would think anyone with a jack in their car (most people, but amazingly not most Spark EV drivers) could easily jack up the car and take off with the EVSE and 2x4. It's been...
by charles
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Moving On
Replies: 16
Views: 17625

Re: Moving On

xylhim wrote:A while ago I remember a poster here showing their custom license plate for their Spark EV as "gto tsla" or something of the like.
Hey now! Last month thanks to significant annual fuel savings, I felt compelled to splurge on a custom license plate to raise local awareness! Texas "SPARK EV" FTW!
by charles
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!
Replies: 3
Views: 8609

2015 Spark EV - 36k miles - still 82 miles!

Saw the 100k post and it inspired me to chime in since when I pulled into my driveway moments ago, the ODO read exactly 36,000. So I guess whatever 3 year 36k mile warranty I might have enjoyed as a secondhand owner may have just expired. Not a big concern. Buying this car was a huge leap of faith i...
by charles
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit
Replies: 13
Views: 6851

Re: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit

Good advice. I should take it to the Modifications & Accessories section if I want to go full ninja.
by charles
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit
Replies: 13
Views: 6851

Re: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit

I'm pretty sure there is a law that you need working brake lights. :roll: In fact I think the Feds have now made some sort of law for us EV Geeks about decelerating above a certain G rate requires a brake light. Nope. Can't understand why you feel strongly about this subject,, especially with your ...
by charles
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit
Replies: 13
Views: 6851

Re: Changing digital readout from Centigrade to Fahrenheit

Being discreet during acceleration is understandable and harmless. But I fail to see any benefit in not attracting attention to deceleration except if your goal is to create an accident... Is speeding a crime? Granted that is not the same as discreet acceleration, but I hope you can understand the ...

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