91040 wrote:Is there any cargo space?
Supplementing Boomer's comments:
The battery is mounted under the floor like it should be, so I don't think it impacts the storage.
I believe one reason Boomer was considering switching one of his two Tesla Model 3 orders to the Bolt was that the Bolt is a hatchback like the LEAF while the Model 3 is not.
Gary's comment about it being much more than just a compliance vehicle is true. It will be widely available at many Chevrolet dealers across the US. While it is more than just an existing ICE model with the ICE removed, the reporter said that the Bolt was designed around a common platform used by various GM vehicles. This facilitates its assembly on the same line intermixed with ICE cars.
The battery is passively air-cooled, 60 kWh. No info on battery lifetime.
I am impressed that they can offer this car at about the same price as the original LEAF with over twice the battery capacity, with a curb weight only about 10% more than the LEAF.
As Boomer details, LATimes reporters were able to replicate the announced range with some spare left, driving down the coast without doing special precautions. The aerodynamics are clearly inferior to the Model 3, so there will be a higher penalty for driving at higher speeds.
The Bolt's estimate of remaining SOC is similar to the LEAF's, but perhaps not as bad as the "Guessometer." Hopefully the Model 3 will have the same accurate % of charge prediction, using actual altitude profile to destination, as has been such an important feature of the Model S and X since its introduction in 2014.
Sorry for long delay in replying to your questions.