Automatic Pro and Chevrolet Bolt

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Hi I have an Automatic Pro that I was using on my Audi A5, then an Audi SQ5, and now I moved to a true EV car and have a Chevrolet Bolt.
I put the adapter on, added the pin and it found and pulled down all the car information, but now all my app says is 'sync interrupted' 
My first question is will this work with the Bolt?  I know it doesn't use gas but I thought it'd be cool to see the data it collects.
Is there an issue with the network?  I've driven the car a few times since I installed it, and the app still says 'let's go for a drive' and I swore I heard my adapter play 'charge' the first time I turned the car on after I installed it.
Thanks
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Posted 6 months ago

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Derrick S., Official Rep

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Hi Trekkie,

Unfortunately the Bolt is not supported. Electric Vehicles will not work at all since the Automatic adapter works based on emissions that it picks up from the OBD port. EVs don't have emissions so the adapter can't pick up anything. 
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Seems like an area to develop.
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That’s A bummer I would kind a like the tracking information on the trip information at least as to where the car went
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Same here. Can’t we get the tracking information to work at minimum? We are retiring our ICE car.
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Unfortunately it won't work with EVs because it relies completely on emissions from the OBD port. EVs are emission free, so the adapter can't pick up anything; it can't even tell if the vehicle is turned on.
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I absolutely would like this. I completely understand there are many parts of the OBDII output that are emissions and gas/ICE car-oriented.  But I would think that another version/plan could be done for BEV (EV only) that would include crash notification (think road trips when some family members are home or traveling alone). An accident happened to me on a road trip and luckily it was a time I had a passenger ... otherwise, I would have been off the road in the ditch/valley bleeding by myself!  Consider an EV version with a subset of features.
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Thanks for the feedback! We don't currently have plans to support EVs, unfortunately, but we appreciate the suggestion!
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This is unfortunate. I am about to buy a second device, however we will soon purchase an electric car and will have to search for a similar device. I think not putting this in the development pool, is short-sighted.
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We are also waiting for a Tesla Model 3 AWD. EV cars will become plentiful soon. It would be good if Automatic is first to market. We already enjoy the current Automatic Pro unit.

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