2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Road Test - Introduction

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image2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Road Test - Introduction

It's the most affordable 200-mile EV available today, so we didn't hesitate to buy the all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt for our long-term fleet.

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  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    Another great choice to keep me coming back to Inside Line. yes yes, I know, but I prefer the old name. I hope you can do a comparison with Hyundai Ioniq EV. I do plan to add an EV to my family fleet with in the next year as my 16 year old is in drivers Ed, and we will need a 3rd car. I will be very impressed if the Bolt can do a legitimate 200 miles on a charge.
  • stuntman_mikestuntman_mike Member Posts: 57
    Fantastic! I was hoping that you would be getting one of these. I'll be watching this thread with much interest, especially as I wait for them to become available in the Rust Belt.
  • xanders8xanders8 Member Posts: 1
    As an owner of a Chevy Volt (bought) and Nissan Leaf (leased), I'm very interested to see how this turns out over the course of the year. The lease on my Leaf is up in December, and this car is on my (very) short list of replacement options. If this turns out to be as reliable and fun to drive as the Volt, it will make for a tough decision: new Bolt at ~$34k (after tax rebate), buyout my lease (only if Nissan takes about $4k off the buyout price), or one of the ~100 - 125 mile options (must be at a significant discount to the Bolt). It's great to have the options!
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    That's great and very exciting. I can't wait to hear about experiences with it.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Great choice! I had a 12 Leaf, and I'm a Model 3 reservist, so I'm very interested to see how this car fares.
  • djd352djd352 Member Posts: 31
    The only thing I find disappointing about the Volt is that the DC-Fast Charging is only 50 kWh, instead of 100 kWh (Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Soul EV) or 150 kWh (Tesla S). That means that long road trips will be difficult. It will take about an hour to charge to 80% at that rate. That being said, only Tesla superchargers offer speeds of up to 145 kWh while non-Tesla chargers are usually only 50 kWh. Still it would have helped in future proofing, especially since we are seeing 400 kWh start to roll out and 600 kWh being hinted by Musk, i.e. 5 minutes to 80% charge.
  • carolynhedgescarolynhedges Member Posts: 1
    Ive actually been waiting for this car for about a year, cant wait to drive one!
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