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

Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:03 pm



a) Not sure that is surprising because of the prices after Fed and CA rebates!!
b) Plus the Model 3 or LEAF Gen2 was not available
c) Plus there was some concern about the Fed tax credit going away
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:04 pm

Looking at the chart, I assume this is among EVs...?
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:17 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Looking at the chart, I assume this is among EVs...?

As the chart says, "All-Electric Cars". There are lots of Bolts running around here, also Primes and Volts. The latter still leads in my counts, but I haven't done one this year yet. Once DST starts, I will.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:08 pm

I was talking about this:

InsideEVs: Chevy Bolt Was #1 Selling Car In California In 2018:
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:36 am

I just parked next to a Bolt today at chsrging station, and I was pretty impressed. Lady who bought it drove it from St.Louis to Memphis, basically in one charge. My Leaf can barely make it to the next town over, round trip.

Why is everyone arguing about the Bolt battery pack size. 57 or 60, it's well over double the Nissan Leaf, which is only 24KAh. The Nissan Leaf batteries tend to not last very long. I wonder how the Chevy Bolt battery will do longevity wise. She paid less than $28k wirh Fed tax refund. I paid $12k four used 2015. I'll keep my eye out on a used bolt when they come available in a couple years. I would love that more range I don't really need it to commute, but man it would come in handy. I could probably get rid of my second car, diesel vw.

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

Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:17 pm

Via IEVS:
Chevrolet Bolt “Incomplete” Without Rear Seats In The Works
https://insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-incomplete-without-rear-seats/

For fleet purchasers, essentially a small delivery van. Seems like an excellent idea to me.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 pm

2017 Chevy Bolts being recalled because of Li-ion cell problems in some vehicles:
InsideEVs wrote:Faulty cells in some 2017 Model Year Year Chevy Bolts have been found to lead to a no propulsion problem where the car loses drive power. In some circumstances, this could potentially be very dangerous. GM has been monitoring this problem via its OnStar app, which actually keeps an eye on battery health. It now appears that GM is convinced of a possible problem.

Early last week, the automaker began sending notices to all 2017 Bolt owners.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:54 pm

RiverBrick said: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2666667
My post was about a completely different recall. The GM Canada code is N182148180. AFAIK there is no official fix in place yet.

It concerns the windshield wipers sometimes stopping in cold weather. I guess it isn't considered as serious an issue in the States, but here dealers aren't allowed to sell new Bolts until it is fixed.

Chevy Bolt EV Forum - View Single Post - Windshield Wiper Recall - http://www.chevybolt.org/forum/374842-post1.html

This recall notice has shown up on the Canadian Chevrolet Owner Centre website; has it appeared in the US yet?

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GM Recall #: N182148180 / Transport Canada Recall #: XXXXX
Date Issued: Jan 04, 2018
Recall Title: Front Windshield Wiper Stall
Recall Description: Certain 2017-2018 Model Year Chevrolet Bolt EV vehicles may experience front windshield wiper stall when coming out of the park position at specific angles during unique cold, snowy conditions, due to a software calculation error.
Safety Risk Description: If one or both windshield wipers were to stall, it may impair the driver’s visibility under certain operating conditions, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property.
Repair Description: Dealers will replace the front wiper motors with new wiper motors equipped with an improved software algorithm.
Recall Status: INCOMPLETE. REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 am

gmcjetpilot wrote:I just parked next to a Bolt today at chsrging station, and I was pretty impressed. Lady who bought it drove it from St.Louis to Memphis, basically in one charge. My Leaf can barely make it to the next town over, round trip.

Why is everyone arguing about the Bolt battery pack size. 57 or 60, it's well over double the Nissan Leaf, which is only 24KAh. The Nissan Leaf batteries tend to not last very long. I wonder how the Chevy Bolt battery will do longevity wise. She paid less than $28k wirh Fed tax refund. I paid $12k four used 2015. I'll keep my eye out on a used bolt when they come available in a couple years. I would love that more range I don't really need it to commute, but man it would come in handy. I could probably get rid of my second car, diesel vw.


Bolt 20 kwh bigger than LEAF. 57 kwh usable verses 38.5 kwh usable. Definitely a notch higher. Too bad Chevy couldn't have handled their lease options better.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt - 60 kWh, 238 mi, < 7s 0-60

Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:36 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
gmcjetpilot wrote:I just parked next to a Bolt today at chsrging station, and I was pretty impressed. Lady who bought it drove it from St.Louis to Memphis, basically in one charge. My Leaf can barely make it to the next town over, round trip.

Why is everyone arguing about the Bolt battery pack size. 57 or 60, it's well over double the Nissan Leaf, which is only 24KAh. The Nissan Leaf batteries tend to not last very long. I wonder how the Chevy Bolt battery will do longevity wise. She paid less than $28k wirh Fed tax refund. I paid $12k four used 2015. I'll keep my eye out on a used bolt when they come available in a couple years. I would love that more range I don't really need it to commute, but man it would come in handy. I could probably get rid of my second car, diesel vw.


Bolt 20 kwh bigger than LEAF. 57 kwh usable verses 38.5 kwh usable. Definitely a notch higher. Too bad Chevy couldn't have handled their lease options better.

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