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by NORTON
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Throwing out 3 quick questions
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Throwing out 3 quick questions

Hi, we have only had our spark for a month and I have a few questions I was hoping the group could help me with: 1- In a scenario where the battery is charged up to 70% and has stopped charging (as per the schedule) at home but still plugged in ....will the cabin pre-heating function draw power fro...
by NORTON
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Winter tires, wheel sizes, and looking for wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Winter tires, wheel sizes, and looking for wheels

Tire Rack claims they know this car. One of their alloy wheel / tire combos with TPMS installed and ready to mount might be a good deal. It looked like cheap alloys were similar to steel wheels. I looked into it a few years ago. I ended up with summer wheels and 195 tires all around. All Seasons, st...
by NORTON
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
Replies: 18
Views: 6896

Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?

Sparky650 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:17 pm
..... i have a feeling that the bolt battery will actually fit.
When you buy a Bolt battery, wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to buy the whole Bolt and drive it the way it is?
Used ones are out there and getting cheaper everyday!
by NORTON
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 4+ mile / KWh advice
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: 4+ mile / KWh advice

Slowing the car, and getting the Regen power from that, is exactly the same using L or using the brake pedal in D. GM has Blended Brakes. Not all EV's have that tech. Brand T definitely doesn't.... You should put a dollar/penny amount on chasing a higher mi/kWh number. Same with swapping your curren...
by NORTON
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: 14 months of ownership starting to regret Owning a sparkev

... From no longer have a 110 outlet to charge and now the dealer limiting charging, ... nobody has addressed except for 1 YouTuber. ...Driving the car 1 mile resulted in 11 miles used driving 15 MPH!!! .... because the reliability of this stupid car is compromised. ... I don't use the heater or my...
by NORTON
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Which year has the best battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Which year has the best battery?

My '14 at 76k miles is going strong. My pack seems to be an unusual example. I haven't logged data recently because I plug in at home and at work and never get below 50% usage. I plug in because it is COLD and I want the pack to always be in a happy temp range. Here's one of the recent data logs fro...
by NORTON
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 937

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

I just roll down the driver's window a bit and plug my charger into the OBD2 port to charge my car's 12v AGM battery and disulfate the battery. ... Great idea !! I just ordered a bare OBD2 connector and the 2pin connector that is inline on my Batteryminder charger. I can now treat all my car batter...
by NORTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 937

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

... I believe that there are different *degrees* of "keep the battery warm" (pun intended). These *might* be different situations (I know they are on the Bolt) : - car is not plugged in . Car will keep battery from 'getting too cold for battery health' (?35F?). And this may only happen if battery i...
by NORTON
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Used 2014 with +100k miles, thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Used 2014 with +100k miles, thoughts?

The GOM numbers may be that high because the last few drives were very gentle. A good test would be to drive it ~ 50 miles just so you use up at least 50% of the pack and see how those numbers compute the kWh of the pack. You can use the numbers off the energy page and the numbers you get with the T...
by NORTON
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?
Replies: 21
Views: 937

Re: Trying to decide and wanted some insight from owners. Spark vs 500e?

Just to weigh in on this 'battery heat' discussion. I don't think you have to put a lot of effort into this whole charging subject. When plugged the battery will be kept in a proper temp range. Left plugged in at the airport for 5 days in the winter I can see, on the Chargepoint app, power being use...

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