The average American drives around 37 miles per day. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is good for at least 200 miles on one single charge. Sounds like plenty, right?
Loading up the calculator with those numbers, and performing some very basic math, shows that range would be good for about 5.5 trips, driving 37 miles per day. These numbers are the basis of today’s community question. Is a 200-mile range enough for you?
From our viewpoint, yes, it is. Why? Because the 2017 Bolt EV can recharge up to 80-percent of its battery in merely 45 minutes. No, it’s not the same as driving up to the local petrol station and filling up in less than two minutes, but the Bolt EV won’t leave you waiting around when you’re ready to drive. It would merely require an hour of planning time.
That said, we know there are plenty that would disagree. But we’d counter with maybe an electric vehicle isn’t the solution for said argument. That’s why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt exists; for those who suffer from extended range anxiety, our dear friend gasoline is ready to kick in at a moment’s notice to take over from our mere acquaintance, the electron.
We’ll leave it at that for you. Now, go ahead and vote in our poll below and do discuss in the comment section below.