Hey thanks! As I said before, charging this thing is SLOW. You better have a lot of free time if you're planning on charging a lot at public locations, like a previous poster who plays with his drone for hours. I don't particularly wish for fast DC chargers to be installed in the city, as the manual says that fast charging should be used sparingly, because that may affect the life of the battery. Read : using fast charging will quicken the degradation of the battery capacity. So definitely don't quick charge every week.ghiebert wrote:Beautiful car. I will be interested to follow your progress.
In general using a Level 2 EVSE will charge an FFE about 4x faster than a Level 1 (120V @ 12A). It isn't exactly 4x but you can use 4x as a pretty good estimate.pcph wrote:Going to try a 220 plug at the dealer today to see how quickly it charges.
Yes, I saw that. But I don't believe everything I read. I'd prefer to find out through experimentation (even if it is a very expensive end result. )pcph wrote:I don't particularly wish for fast DC chargers to be installed in the city, as the manual says that fast charging should be used sparingly, because that may affect the life of the battery.
It's not a difficulty with hardware. I'd pay for it myself anyway, and I'd probably prefer a dryer plug and a portable J1772 that I can lock up when not in use. The problem is that making changes to common property in a strata requires working with management as well as a 3/4 vote of the owners. A lot of legwork, which I hope to avoid if I can.Installing a 110V outlet by your car can't be that difficult. I understand the difficulty of installing 220 hardware, but it shouldn't be that hard to get a standard wall plug!
I'm not sure if the 2017 has it but on my 2014 you can configure under one of the custom screens that the trip meter displays that will show you how many kW are being used by the climate control. Also you can configure the trip meter to show how many kWh have been used from the battery since you last reset the trip meter. Someone correct me if I am wrong but I think this takes into account regen put back in the battery from braking. I agree more info would be nice but find the kWh used on the trip meter a helpful supplement to the GOM in gauging how much range I really have left.pcph wrote:I'll have a chance to test that more thoroughly this week, as temperatures will dip below 0 for a day or 2. So far my experience with cold (0C) was that the moment I hit the auto climate control button (temp set to 20C) I lose about 40 km of range on the estimate display. During this morning's trip, it appears that I lost about 5 km of range to climate control (used heat sparingly, turning it on twice for a few minutes throughout the 30 minute trip).
I find this car's information displays lacking in regards to actual information on what uses power and how much. The Chevy Bolt has much better displays, showing the number of kWh used by the drivetrain and heating separately. I wish I could see more detailed information.
Funny that you would say that. I just found that out on my way to work. The one in the trip meter is the best I have found so far to have an idea of how many kWh I am spending.triangles wrote:I'm not sure if the 2017 has it but on my 2014 you can configure under one of the custom screens that the trip meter displays that will show you how many kW are being used by the climate control. Also you can configure the trip meter to show how many kWh have been used from the battery since you last reset the trip meter.
What's the curb weight of the 2017?pcph wrote:It appears to be a random change on the 2017 MY???