General Motors dropped the mic when it announced the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV would arrive with an EPA-certified 238 miles of range on a single electric charge. However, as we’ve seen from the Chevrolet Volt, some owners are beating those estimates.
This guy, though, has far surpassed the 238-mile mark. By 62 miles.
Yes, that’s correct, the owner of this Chevrolet Bolt EV managed to take his vehicle 300 miles on a single charge and has provided video evidence to prove it. According to the driver, the Bolt EV was driven in near perfect conditions. The weather negated the need for climate control (meaning no A/C or heat) and the trip was spread out over 100 miles of freeway driving and 200 miles of city cruising.
The final range tally is similar to what the 2017 Opel Ampera-e has been certified at, which received an official 520 km range rating, or 323 miles. The test cycle used in Europe is much more relaxed compared to the U.S., which yielded a larger number.
Still, the figure is impressive, and it shows what the Bolt EV is capable of when driven with frugality in mind. Check out the video diary detailing the achievement up above.