Nubo wrote:OrientExpress wrote:The current LEAF still presents a numerical percentage, but most other manufacturers don't mainly because HMI testing has shown that this confuses most users since the actual percentage can vary up and down depending on how factors such as grade, temperature, and regeneration and a numerical representation highlights that variance which is found to be confusing for the majority of users.
Guess I'm in the minority. For me theLEAF's percent display is the only non-BS battery metric on the car. Having it increase slightly on a long regenerative downhill run is not confusing -- it's expected. Certainly far more useful and better-behaved than the psychotic Guess-o-meter, or the "guess-a-width" battery bars. Give the rubes their DTE meter with big, friendly numbers, and the psychologically manipulated "bars", but please, PLEASE let me have a simple non-obfuscated representation of the remaining energy in the pack.
I agree with Nubo here. It always annoys me to see newbs to Leafs and Bolts get so confused about the guess-o-meter and "why does my car only charge up to x miles?" "I used up 40 miles of range going 25 miles on the highway..."
On WetEV's posts, I agree with points 1 and 3 thru 5. It's annoying that the Bolt has no % SoC display in the car's own UI but rather only 20 battery bars. At least GM put in marks at 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 but I have to count how many bars I am above 75% or below it or above 50% or below it. Fortunately, someone else (here?) gave me the hint that the My Chevrolet app on Carplay actually DOES have a % SoC display that will be displayed on the car's LCD. I knew the app had it but it was slow to update (just about as slow or slower than NissanConnect) when not connected via CarPlay. But, when connected via CarPlay, it self-updates fairly quickly.
3) Bolt has no battery temp display anywhere. I will have to get the Torque app and proper OBD2 dongle sometime.
4) After getting a Bolt, I can confidently say that anywhere except for the center of the nose of an EV is an sub-optimal position for the inlet now.
5) Like the UI on my '19 Bolt that lets me have charging stop at 40 to 100% in 5% increments.