New consulting relationship with GreenTecAuto begins
What actually goes wrong with the batteries????
A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
Battery packs exposed
Keeping Warm In New England
Plugging into the SUN
Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Chevy Bolt EV joins the family
Battery conditioning
Better look at the drive unit
Bottom cover
Drive unit
EV meetup
First test
free solar charging
Getting deeper into winter
Goodby to the batmobile
How it lookes
Huge amount of things need to be disconnected
Hypermiling the Bolt EV
Installing a trailer hitch on my Bolt
Keeping the batteries warm in winter
Last look at my car collection
Making the trailer lights work
Very different than a gas car
One complaint/ future modification?
Transmission leak?
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
MIMA Install Day 2005 a Big Success!
Building a hybrid car grid charger
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

Hypermiling the Bolt EV

Hypermiling the Bolt EV
300 miles range
As a Insight Hypermiler I have been practicing good driving techniques for the past 17 years, with the help of the Insights instant MPG feedback, MIMA, and the trip MPG were all very useful tools to maximize MPG.

With an electric car, the miles / KWH is the metric of how efficiently you are using the charge in the batteries
The Bolt has several nice features that let us know how our driving technique, climate settings,terrain, and outdoor temperature is effecting that efficiency . From that data it predicts the expected range remaining in the battery based on the last 5 miles driven.
With an Insight which had an EPA estimated 70 MPG we have seen people with an Lifetime MPG in the high 90's.
The Bolt EPA range is estimated at 238 miles on a full charge, people have reached as much as 350 miles.
Knowing that simply getting off the highway or slowing down, and turning off the AC can yield that big of a range boost could really help with range anxiety if you find your self 50 miles from the recharging station with only 40 miles remaining on the predicted range.
I have been averaging over 300 miles of range since I got the car, loving it so far