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    Default Bolt's battery SOC leaving factory

    Just wondering how charged the Bolt is when it departs the factory and at delivery?

    Anyone tracking this?
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    My Volt only 90% charged when I picked it up, the dealer was supposed to do that as part of "dealer prep". Ditto for the Bolt EV? Can't hurt to tell the dealer you expect it to be fully charged.
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    There you go. My Bolt never hit the charger before my shipper picked it up, so 40 mile (~16-20%) charge is roughly what Bolts ship with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro1999 View Post


    There you go. My Bolt never hit the charger before my shipper picked it up, so 40 mile (~16-20%) charge is roughly what Bolts ship with.
    That's what I was asking. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro1999 View Post


    There you go. My Bolt never hit the charger before my shipper picked it up, so 40 mile (~16-20%) charge is roughly what Bolts ship with.
    Congratulations for getting your Chevy Bolt EV today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondjram View Post
    Congratulations for getting your Chevy Bolt EV today!
    Thanks....but not with me yet. It's a photo my sales guy in CA sent me. =/
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    Mine had 21 miles of range before they plugged it in to charge, which would be about 10%/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverino View Post
    My Volt only 90% charged when I picked it up, the dealer was supposed to do that as part of "dealer prep". Ditto for the Bolt EV? Can't hurt to tell the dealer you expect it to be fully charged.
    Unfortunately when I bought my 2017 Volt I hadn't intended on buying or taking delivery on a Saturday afternoon. I dropped by my local dealer at 1:30 pm and had a deal in place at 1:45, they told me to be back at 3:30 pm for delivery. When we arrived at 3:25 pm the car was just being pulled into the showroom and plugged into their Level II EVSE. It was empty, during delivery they managed to get 15 miles of charge into it. With a Volt that's no BIG deal.

    But I'm really more interested in the SOC when it leave the factory for curiosity sake. That's all.
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    Not sure if true but there's a thread on the My Nissan Leaf Forum where someone says if the dealer neglects to charge the Bolt it will have only 20% SOC at delivery. This is probably one reason GM is requiring a CCS charger at dealerships selling Bolts.

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