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by NORTON
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: About to purchase a 2015....
Replies: 11
Views: 151

Re: About to purchase a 2015....

... if i can charge 240v both at my farm and at home but it could lower battery life over time from charging up? ... There is no evidence that charging L1 or L2 has any difference to battery life. There is very little evidence that DCFC has any effect on battery life. Unless that car is a Leaf.... :(
by NORTON
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty
Replies: 69
Views: 48347

Re: Battery Degradation vs Battery Limited Warranty

If it was plugged in most of the time at least the TMS would keep the batter temps safe. If it displayed 80 miles on the GOM something is OK. I'd give it a week or so of living with its new family before getting too excited. Are you going to let the kid and wife drive this one? Eventually you'll get...
by NORTON
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Suspension Replacement for a 2014 Spark EV: Summary and Thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Suspension Replacement for a 2014 Spark EV: Summary and Thoughts

:!: Excellent right up :!:

Right down to the recycling info! I would at least take the old parts to the neighborhood recycling center and chuck them into the scrap metal container.

Thanks!
by NORTON
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Jack points and tire rotation
Replies: 20
Views: 14223

Re: Jack points and tire rotation

didget69 wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:03 pm
No rotation on original 2015 tires. .... You guys must abuse tires... ...
Yes, I don't rotate the tires left to right. Sounds like busy work to me.

Yes, I abuse the tires!!!! 8-)

Tires and electrons are cheap. Car is fun ! :!:
by NORTON
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 203
Views: 40133

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Thanks, SparkE !

Now you tell me..... :roll: 8-)

I'm really burned after this EV Road Trip.
It will be a while before I'm ready again.
I looked and I can go to northern Mi !
Traverse City, Mi.

The EV Highway is much more complete than I ever imagined!
by NORTON
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New owner thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: New owner thoughts

weak head lights, already replaced with LED set Please think about you LED headlights. I tested a few brands. None gave me a proper Lo Beam cutoff pattern. Shine the Lo Beams on a wall. See how well the area above the pattern is lit up? The stock lamps create a good pattern that is dark above the c...
by NORTON
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 203
Views: 40133

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

I wonder if flex was ever the actual problem, or if it was mostly just software issues. ... I wonder too.... I just go back from an EV Road Trip in my new Bolt. I used A Better Route Planner. What a fantastic free, no adverts app! LA to KC. 15 DCFC stops. Started Saturday, Sep 5th. 114° in LA and V...
by NORTON
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 203
Views: 40133

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Holi Moli !!!

Look at the size of the cable !
Is it heavy?
I'd be worried it could crack the plastic charge port housing.....

"Made in Mexico"

I'm glad there is a country around these parts with the skill set to manufacture modern Hi Tech equipment! :roll:

Thanks for the detailed pics!
by NORTON
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Electrify America Charging Station Problems
Replies: 203
Views: 40133

Re: Electrify America Charging Station Problems

Oh, and there is (are) a device(s) that will 'morph' a Tesla L2 ("destination charger") into a J-1772 plug, useful at hotels. They are sort of expensive, but if you use it ONCE to avoid a tow on your trip, you have come out ahead. I saw an article posted on the Bolt forum that Tesla is going to sta...
by NORTON
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Spark EV or Bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Spark EV or Bolt

I'm going to have one of each !

No evidence of DCFC harming the pack.
Plus the dealerships usually only have a 24kW DCFC station.
How can it be free? The one I saw was inside the service area.

Now in a Leaf, that is a different story....

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