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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed May 10, 2017 12:57 pm

hyperionmark wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:The back seat? Yup, the top of the door is a bit lower than I expected; but I think it is something you would learn. The front was no problem, though.

I'm talking about the front seat. To be fair, I'm taller than the average guy at 6'2" but I have no problem on the Prius or Leaf.


Okay, but I'm 6'-4". The e-Golf is the EV I have more entry / exit issues with. The Bolt EV is by far the best, in this regard.

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Thu May 11, 2017 5:00 am

The high seat position is important to me. My Corolla sits way low and I literally have to climb out and every year that is getting tougher and tougher. In part; this helps my EV acceptance because I generally stop frequently to get out and stretch every hour or so anyway. The times I don't (usually because of real heavy traffic where a 5 minute stop will actually take 20 mins) I really hate.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Thu May 11, 2017 11:28 am

I agree Dave - higher seats mean better vision, more flexible positions - you can better change your position while driving to stay comfortable. And getting in and out of the Bolt EV is also helped by the flush floor sill:

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Thu May 11, 2017 6:00 pm

I just noticed that the Chevy Bolt just squeaked by the Nissan LEAF in YTD sales: 4384 for Bolt versus 4350 for LEAF. I expect the Bolt to stay ahead unless/until Nissan releases a more competitive product this fall.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Fri May 12, 2017 9:35 am

RegGuheert wrote:I just noticed that the Chevy Bolt just squeaked by the Nissan LEAF in YTD sales: 4384 for Bolt versus 4350 for LEAF. I expect the Bolt to stay ahead unless/until Nissan releases a more competitive product this fall.

Some years 75% of Chevy sales are after September of the model year.

Worrying about sales in the first half is silly.

Ah well

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sun May 14, 2017 7:17 am

Ran across a Bolt charging at Tumwater AV. It is basically the sam[/url]e size. The thinner seats allows the Bolt to have a pinch more passenger space with the LEAF having a pinch more cargo space. I have done 3 co-workers in my LEAF more than enough times that passenger space is acceptable but losing any cargo space could be an issue. But the range....

Problem is that the current fast charge network for the Bolt is sparse yet and its looking like WA will not go the way of OR and CA with most of the VW money going to charging. they will be spreading it around to several agencies so the dream of a bunch of new dual format chargers is now nothing more than a hoped for few...

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sat May 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Extremely positive review of the Bolt on this weeks PBS's 1/2hr weekly Motorweek show. Really nothing but positives to say, well other than the "piano white" dash can cause reflections and even for $30k it might not be economical to say a $20k small ICE vehicle.
Note having just aired it's not up on their site, but should be within a day or two? The episode number was season 36 episode 37, currently episode 36 is the newest one on their site.
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I thought it was funny how they stressed, a back seat that can really seat 3.....and no mention of the thinly padded seats ;)
When I crawled in the back seats it seemed very tight for just the wife and I, well unless you moved the front seat forward 4 or 5 inches and even then I wouldn't want to have to sit between us :lol: Nice that it was so positive though.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sun May 21, 2017 6:01 pm

Yeah, that was a pretty fawning review. Quite a a few people are going to be contacting them about seat comfort, later this year.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Fri May 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Via GCR:
2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner's likes, recommendations
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... mendations
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Sun May 28, 2017 10:31 am

Current list price discounts on new Bolts now reported to be >$4k in CA, and over $3k in VA and MA.

http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/2017/02/curr ... d-evs.html

In perspective that's still less than the discounts (shown above) on most other BEVs/PHEVs for sale in the USA.
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