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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:55 am 
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You don't need torque to cruise on a freeway, particularly with Murrica's pussy low top speed.

Hills are a different story.


I am not just "cruising" on the freeway. Parts of my daily freeway commute is a total battle dealing with 4-6 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic (some of it going fast). Even my freeway section has 2 long hills to climb that accordions all the fast traffic lanes and I sneak by in the slow right lane and am able to cut back in at the bottom of the hills.

I've got it down to a science. I just need a more nimble car to get into the fast moving pockets.


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You don't need torque to cruise on a freeway, particularly with Murrica's pussy low top speed.

Hills are a different story.


I am not just "cruising" on the freeway. Parts of my daily freeway commute is a total battle dealing with 4-6 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic (some of it going fast). Even my freeway section has 2 long hills to climb that accordions all the fast traffic lanes and I sneak by in the slow right lane and am able to cut back in at the bottom of the hills.

I've got it down to a science. I just need a more nimble car to get into the fast moving pockets.


Maybe you just need to be a better driver

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:51 pm 
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You don't need torque to cruise on a freeway, particularly with Murrica's pussy low top speed.

Hills are a different story.


I am not just "cruising" on the freeway. Parts of my daily freeway commute is a total battle dealing with 4-6 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic (some of it going fast). Even my freeway section has 2 long hills to climb that accordions all the fast traffic lanes and I sneak by in the slow right lane and am able to cut back in at the bottom of the hills.

I've got it down to a science. I just need a more nimble car to get into the fast moving pockets.


Maybe you just need to be a better driver


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I picked up the Chevy Bolt yesterday. So far it is beating my expectations. I had test driven the car a couple times before and really liked it, but it is so much more fun to drive on familiar roads in my hilly neighborhood. The thing is quick and is really planted to the ground with the big battery in the floor. Surprising amount of room too.

I am totally addicted to the one pedal driving. It is very intuitive and natural. I hardly ever use the friction brakes. There is an extra regen paddle on the steering wheel that gives you some extra regen braking as needed. But even bombing down steep hills, the regen slows the car to a stop if you lift off the accelerator. Makes stop and go traffic lights so much more fun and rewarding knowing that I am not smoking the brakes. Not to mention I am adding miles to my range at the same time.

Now I need to clean the garage so I can fit it in for charging.

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What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?

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What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?



He said he needs to be able to charge it.

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What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?


That's quite an imagination you have there.

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What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?



He said he needs to be able to charge it.


He's stuffing it halfway in like a moron without cleaning the garage first.

He couldn't leave it all the way out on the driveway until it's cleaned out so he can charge it?

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My neighborhood is plenty safe. I typically don't lock the cars parked on the driveway.

The charger that comes with the car is not long enough to charge outside the garage. I moved some shit around and made enough room this morning.

Loving the "MyChevrolet" app where I can check charging/battery status, tire pressure etc. It also has some cool features where you can use your phone to unlock and start the car anywhere that has cell signal. You can also "pre-condition" the battery which I guess is useful if you live in a very cold climate and park outside while plugged in.

Loving Apple Carplay. The Bolt doesn't come with navigation, but I preferred using Google Maps in my old car which had navigation. Google and Apple maps look great on the big 10" screen in the car.


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SomeGuy wrote:
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What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?



He said he needs to be able to charge it.


He's stuffing it halfway in like a moron without cleaning the garage first.

He couldn't leave it all the way out on the driveway until it's cleaned out so he can charge it?


I was just trying out the charging yesterday fucker.


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SomeGuy wrote:
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SomeGuy wrote:
What, is car theft in California really so bad you can't leave it out on the driveway until you clean out the garage?

Or is it some kind of yet another moronic liberal law saying you can't?



He said he needs to be able to charge it.


He's stuffing it halfway in like a moron without cleaning the garage first.

He couldn't leave it all the way out on the driveway until it's cleaned out so he can charge it?


Is this what Assburgers looks like?

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He said he needs to be able to charge it.


He's stuffing it halfway in like a moron without cleaning the garage first.

He couldn't leave it all the way out on the driveway until it's cleaned out so he can charge it?


Is this what Assburgers looks like?




It sure is.

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Foota wrote:
I picked up the Chevy Bolt yesterday. So far it is beating my expectations. I had test driven the car a couple times before and really liked it, but it is so much more fun to drive on familiar roads in my hilly neighborhood. The thing is quick and is really planted to the ground with the big battery in the floor. Surprising amount of room too.

I am totally addicted to the one pedal driving. It is very intuitive and natural. I hardly ever use the friction brakes. There is an extra regen paddle on the steering wheel that gives you some extra regen braking as needed. But even bombing down steep hills, the regen slows the car to a stop if you lift off the accelerator. Makes stop and go traffic lights so much more fun and rewarding knowing that I am not smoking the brakes. Not to mention I am adding miles to my range at the same time.

Now I need to clean the garage so I can fit it in for charging.

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Sweet! So is battery life OK in the coldish range (like Seattle winter)?


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Sweet! So is battery life OK in the coldish range (like Seattle winter)?


You lose some in the winter, but the batteries are liquid cooled/heated, so they are supposed to manage well in hot/cold weather. When it is plugged in, the car can "pre-condition" the battery if it gets too hot or cold. You can manually precondition the car using the phone app too.

Apparently running the heat is a bigger drain on the battery than the AC since there is no engine heat to use. They recommend you use the seat and steering wheel heat in lieu of the heater.

I got to drive it a bit more today. I generate 4 additional miles in battery storage by the time I get to the freeway coming down from my neighborhood. So I drive about 5 miles, but pick up 4 miles.

Going by the gauge, I am surprised at how quick you can regenerate miles even on small and short hills. That said, if you totally gun it (like I have been doing) you burn though mile range quickly.


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Toyota is about to come out with a solid state battery powered car

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Yeah...that's what I've been waiting for...

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Toyota is about to come out with a solid state battery powered car


Are these the next-gen batteries that double the range and performance compared to existing EV cars for half the price? Man, you'd have to be crazy to buy an EV now.

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Slacks wrote:
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Toyota is about to come out with a solid state battery powered car


Are these the next-gen batteries that double the range and performance compared to existing EV cars for half the price? Man, you'd have to be crazy to buy an EV now.


Yeah it would be like throwing all your savings into bitcoin!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Htown0666 wrote:
Toyota is about to come out with a solid state battery powered car


Everyone is coming out with them. Toyota, GM, Hyundai, Volkswagen,Nissan, Kia.......

I really think EV is the future.

Tesla is obviously the pioneer, but very few people can afford them. I think the Bolt is the first "reasonably" priced EV that has good range and good performance that is getting a broader non-tree hugging audience (like me) into them. That said, I see at least 20 Teslas driving around for every Bolt in San Diego County.


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One week update. I've driven over 400 miles combination of surface roads and freeways and I love this fucking thing more then ever. Don't think I will ever go back to internal combustion engine cars again. Driving to work is a joy. I've only plugged it in a couple times in the garage overnight to keep it topped off. I am still using the slow stock charger that comes with the car.

I stumbled upon this British review today.

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Foota is going to be one of those guys you read about being arrested for having sex with his car.

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I'm still a bit of a skeptic. Mainly from ignorance. I worry about the manufacture and recycling of the batteries. When I see quick charging, no rare earth mineral, long lasting battery I'm jumping in with both feet.

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Foota is going to be one of those guys you read about being arrested for having sex with his car.


Pretty sure that’s legal down there.


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Foota is going to be one of those guys you read about being arrested for having sex with his car.


Pretty sure that’s legal down there.


Well it is a liberal state.

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