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Bolt EV and Battery

My 130k mile car with the new battery 50k miles ago: Battery screen shows 8 green bars (40%) Hill top reserve is around 88% 88%-40% = 48% of battery used today Energy screen says I used 28.8 kWh driving 133 miles. 28.8 kWh / 48% = 60 kWh battery. I've done this a few times and it's been 59, my rounding error might get it to 60 today. GOM is just how aggressive the last 50 miles were. 80mph = 2 mi/kWh = 160 mile range 60mph = 4 mi/kWh = 240 mile range 40mph = 6 mi/kWh = 360 mile range Try to not go lower than 40 miles left. There is no reserve. No running on fumes. Open Pilot Self Driving Bolt EV

2018 Bolt w LKA and just installed last week. Just buy everything from Comma. 1250$ C3X and 200$ Harness. (Don't buy an Etsy version since you will need the USB C/RJ45 Panda comes in the 200$ harness kit)  Get the GM Pedal interceptor on Etsy or eBay. Get an RJ45 splitter and two one foot Ethernet cables.  When the gear arrives you may need to trim a little plastic on the wedge which mounts to the windshield. I used a blade and sandpaper till it went on and off a little easier. After you position and stick the wedge to the windshield it's supposed to cure for a day or two.  You can pop open the area near the rear view mirror, the factory camera pops off if you pull the plastic leg a little, with it dangling it's much easier to get a little screw driver to push the white retaining clip away. When the clip is away you squish the black connector, wiggle and pull and it works loose. The rest is easy enough.  I did need to use my cell phone hotspot to do the firmwar