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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:00 am
by Triggerhappy007
The 2020 Bolt is getting a range of 259 miles, a gain of 21 miles due to a different battery chemistry according to Car and Driver:

https://www-caranddriver-com.cdn.amppro ... v-range%2F

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:27 pm
by cwerdna
^^^
Yep. They didn't link to https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?act ... 8&id=40520, but it's confirmed there.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:39 pm
by BrockWI
Funny the MPGe went down by 1 but range went up by 21 :)

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:00 pm
by iPlug
Hyundai Kona also uses LG batteries. Any word on them gaining as well?

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:38 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
BrockWI wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Funny the MPGe went down by 1 but range went up by 21 :)
You don't think its obvious the pack is bigger?

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:47 pm
by BrockWI
;)

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:06 pm
by GRA
iPlug wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Hyundai Kona also uses LG batteries. Any word on them gaining as well?
Maybe they already had, and GM had to wait their turn. Going forward, 250+ miles EPA is the new standard, and everyone will be measured against that. Any bets on who will be the first to introduce the first semi-affordable (sub-$40k base MSRP) 300+ EPA BEV, which is the next range milestone?

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

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:30 am
by cwerdna

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

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:56 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
With 66 you should be able to exceed 300 freeway miles at 55-60 mph.

Exciting times

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

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:35 pm
by GRA
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:56 pm
With 66 you should be able to exceed 300 freeway miles at 55-60 mph.

Exciting times
Assuming anyone has the patience to do so. Bjorn Nyland drove a 64 kWh Niro over 300 miles at 90 km/h (56 mph), but out here in the west the max. rural freeway speed limits are 70 (CA, OR), 75 (WA, AZ, NM, CO, ND, NE, KS, AR, LA) or 80 (NV, ID, MT, UT, WY, SD, OK, TX), and people usually drive around 5 mph over the limit. More range is definitely a good thing, but we've still got a ways to go before BEVs can match the range of a typical ICE at realistic speeds (never mind a comparable price), and in order to come close to matching ICE refueling times we'd need charge rates of 1200kW or more.