cwerdna wrote: ↑Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:38 am
Indeed, there are a bunch of murmurings on chevybolt.org about this. It's possible and if so, its early demise would've been because of the battery recall. Otherwise, there'd have been no reason to the design and engineering work to refresh the Bolt EV and come out with the Bolt EUV to not even have it sell for an entire model year.
It really was a shame that they didn't improve the DC FC speed. 55 kW max on a ~65 kWh battery is simply not competitive for model year '22
. If they were able to up to ~70ish kW, at least it'd be competitive w/Kona EV and Niro EV. <snip>
Agreed. Going forward, I think any new BEV with a max. charge rate under 1.5C and 1C for the average rate simply isn't going to cut it, and more is better. Still, I think the Bolt's fine for a daily use and occasional shorter weekend trip car for most people. Personally, I'd prefer an AWD wagon/CUV between the length of the EUV and the Equinox. The new Niro is the car that really
should offer AWD, and I'm also hoping Kia will use an 800V pack in it. I think 260 miles EPA is the minimum going forward for newly introduced all-around BEVs (given the Bolt/Kona's 259/258), and the sooner someone offers 300 (better yet 300 HWY) EPA or more for under $40k MSRP+dest., the better.