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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm 
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NORTON wrote:
I'm afraid the days of backyard EV tinkerers is over....


There were a couple of "home-mades" at the National Drive Electric Week show I attended last Sept, along with my Spark, numerous Teslas - 100+ EVs there.

And I still mess around with my 'Lectric Leopard; changed the 6V golf cart batteries to 12 volt AGMs, upgraded relays, tires, brakes, and it still runs - how many EVs have a 4-speed manual with clutch? When we get the 200 mile Spark battery, I can swap out the 12V batteries for my current Spark battery .... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:59 am 
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Bolt battery wins the beauty contest fo sho.


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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:49 pm 
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The bolt battery only weighs 300lbs more over the spark battery. It can be done and at someone someone will certainly do it. Others have already modded the suspension and that's half the battle but by then maybe I can find a used bolt ev for $7500 like my spark lol!


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 Post subject: Re: Bolt/Spark Battery Swap?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Take the Bolt battery pack, make it the base of a trailer, wire it in parallel (assuming output is the same and only aH is different), and off you go. You wouldn’t even need to reprogram the computer. Ranges might be off, but it’s already a GOM.

Or take the bolt battery and shove it into an old body on frame sports car with the Spark or Bolt drivetrain. Stabilitrak may not work right wth the new geometry, but the car should still run. Plus, you would get something that is actually a little aero.


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