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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:23 pm

IDK if this has been posted before, but here's a February comparo of the 2020 Bolt with the other sub-$40k 200+ mil BEVs.
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt Review: Checking in With Our Former Car of the Year

We revisit the EV three years after its big win
https://www-motortrend-com.cdn.ampproje ... -review%2F
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:14 am

By not mentioning the seats being improved, they make me wonder if they ever did mention them.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:47 am

Is this the year it gets TACC? I like the bolt but am amazed it still has dumb cruise control.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:54 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:51 am
I think that at one point bright interior lights were considered a road hazard, because people do turn them on while on the highway.
I don't think I can turn on either the trunk or frunk lights when I'm driving, so I'm don't think they are a hazard.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:54 pm

webeleafowners wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:47 am
Is this the year it gets TACC? I like the bolt but am amazed it still has dumb cruise control.
IIRC, still no adaptive cruise control for model year 2021.

The Bolt EUV will offer Super Cruise (https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en ... lteuv.html), so finally something much better.

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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:41 am

That is big news. Surprised it took so long.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:31 pm

One more issue I noticed with the Bolt. The rear bumper is kind of hidden by sheet metal, fiberglass or what have you, and has a sloping top. This is much less useful as a seat than on my Forester, where the bumper is exposed, flat-topped and in my car's case, the top surface is covered with an optional 'rubber' non-slip protective pad. I have flexibility issues that make it difficult for me to put on or remove shoes/socks/gaiters/crampons or even pants from my right foot, and being able to sit on a secure seat while doing so (and having the open hatch as a roof in bad weather) is a minor but very real advantage.

That the top of my car's bumper is level with the load floor also makes loading and unloading heavy or awkward cargo, like furniture or a bike, easier.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:54 pm

IEVS:
Chevrolet Bolt EV Reportedly Catches Fire While Parked In Driveway
https://insideevs.com/news/450145/video ... re-parked/


Video.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:34 am

My #1 suspect is the guy who just read about Bolts catching on fire, and who likes to make YouTube videos.
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Re: Chevrolet Bolt

Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:12 am

Haven't looked at the above video but the below is a bit more concerning as I think this would make #4 or 5 now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W4NzUQffcE - learned of it from https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/us-in ... ost-565645.

It most definitely is the European version of the Bolt, the Opel Ampera-e. Anyone who's had a Bolt would recognize the vehicle and what's on the dash besides the wheel and shape of the car. I haven't watched the whole thing yet and I don't speak German worth beans.

Surprising to me that at various points (e.g. 3:45), the dash display and taillights are still working.

Hope GM is able to get to the bottom of this before too many more burn up.

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