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We intend to maximize our repurposing during our build, so we want to utilize the Chevy Bolt full battery pack, BMS, Charger, and DC-DC converter. We are using a Tesla drivetrain with built in converter. All items have been purchased, so now it is time to rock & roll.
We have read several threads about decoding the Volt, but not the Bolt. If anyone has this knowledge or preferred vendors please let us know. Cheers!
 

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As you can see in this interesting video at 1:12:00, the Bolt BMS is a Volt BMS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBzRKglr95U&list=PLIn3FrDiB1lzjfZvamYdxYo9uczD2JnTT&index=6

Considering that in the EV world the power is related to the battery more than the motor, I would like to ask you why you choose the Tesla drivetrain instead of the Bolt drivetrain.
Thank you for sharing the video! I have watched these videos several times, but missed that section about the BMS. That Tesla motor was purchased first and our original plan was to purchase components off the south, for the conversion, but we then considered re-purposing parts from other vehicles as much as possible.
Thank you, again, for enlightening us!
 

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Do you have the bolt already? Can you at least put a sniffer on the system, the architecture may be the same as the Volt which has been thoulroughly documented and would be worth transmitting the can data and seeing what happens
 

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So your saying a bolt battery could be dropped into a volt and be electrically compatible?
Not speaking for Yabert, but it seems likely that the inverter would be fine with the change (because the nominal voltage is the same), and the charger would be fine with the voltage (same reason), but something might get confused by the usual charge current resulting in a slower voltage rise... depending on the sophistication of the charge monitoring.

The bigger problem in an actual Volt, of course, would be finding a place for the Bolt's battery modules. And explaining to people why you built a 60 kWh plug-in hybrid. But those are not electrical issues. :)
 
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