An iMiev?BrockWI wrote:I agree, but loosing 20 miles (18%) of range from the Leaf's 84 range compared to loosing 20 miles (8%) from the Bolt's 238 range has more of an impact on usefulness of the vehicle
But nothing can touch the total cost / mile of our Leaf.
GRA wrote:Via IEVS:https://insideevs.com/chevrolet-bolt-ba ... 000-miles/This Chevrolet Bolt Battery Lost 8% Capacity At 70,000 Miles
Haven't watched the video, but the author says the following:
“After 70,000 miles, I decided to review the data that I have gathered for nearly two years of driving the Bolt EV. Based on my estimates, my Bolt EV has lost a noticeable amount of battery capacity. To estimate the amount of degradation, I compared kWh used versus the battery percentage displayed at the station, and I was able to create a timeline of total estimated battery capacity.
4:44 Software Update affected capacity?
7:45 What can other EV owners expect?
9:30 Does DC fast charging contribute?
10:35 Does that much degradation actually matter?
13:03 My Recommendations
I begun monitoring DIC battery capacity this summer and now track it along with all the typical stuff I track with each charge. We're a year into ownership of the Bolt, 10,000 miles on the odometer and the capacity is 60.8 kWh according to the currently accepted method of reading the car's codes. There's debate about this measurement, but that's what it's showing and I'll post a chart on it eventually and compare it to the degradation we saw in our Leaf. That's probably a year out at this rate.powersurge wrote:Thank you for a wonderful write up on the Bolt.paulgipe wrote:Guy, yes I got busy and forgot about it too.GRA wrote:Paul, thanks for providing a link to this. I meant to ask you to do so or copy it here, but got busy and forgot.
Being that you are in this field of evaluation electric vehicles, would you have any information on the expected lifetime of the Bolt battery before needing to face a battery replacement?
It appears that when choosing an EV nowadays, consumers need to take into account the size and durability of the battery more than anything??
I think the Kia/Hyundai EVs would be an obvious choice for those unhappy with the Bolt's seats. And independent rear suspension improves the ride. I agree with Edmunds' assessment of the Bolt in this comparison on one of my favorite roads, except that for me, the seats are fine;Valdemar wrote:I jumped into one at LA Auto Show yesterday to refresh my memory how bad the seats felt last time a year ago, and they felt exactly the same this time. Next.
https://insideevs.com/chevy-bolt-ev-coolant-loop-video/WeberAuto Examines The Chevy Bolt EV’s Battery Coolant System
I'd be interested in the Premier trim level which includes leather heated front and rear seats + heated steering wheel.LeftieBiker wrote:Remember that if you want heated seats and wheel, the car has to have the Cold (All?) Weather Package.