2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Range Comes In At EPA-Estimated 238 Miles11
Finally, with the launch of the $37,500 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV just around the corner, we know the range. At midnight, Chevrolet announced that the EPA has rated the 2017 Bolt EV at an estimated 238 electric miles (383 kilometers). That eclipses the range estimates of both the Tesla Model S P60, and even what’s expected of the upcoming Model 3.
Moreover, the Michigan-built 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will launch with OnStar 4G LTE, Teen Driver Mode, one-pedal driving modes, and is even said to receive OTA updates. Steve Wozniak should be happy.
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This is most certainly THE electric car to get at the moment! 238 mile range for under $40K? This is impressive no matter how the critics slice it!
If I were to ever buy a sensible car to sit beside my Silverado in the garage, it would still be a Volt. You can’t beat that package.
I wish the EPA would have a Cold Range estimate at temperature below freezing. One can only assume it would be cut in half.
Move south to a warmer climate, and get the higher range. Plus you will save money on heating, live better and longer!
Similarly to the Volt, the battery is climate controlled for both cold and hot weather. I dont believe other EVs like the Leaf and Focus share this feature.
One can ASS-U-ME anything they wish. From actual user experiences, EVs do not lose half of their battery. The battery can lose some range when cold-soaked. To combat this, manufacturers employ different methods: vehicle preconditioning, active battery temperature management when off, active battery management when driving. It can lose some range when heating the cabin. I have yet to see/hear of anyone losing half of their range. Perhaps 25% (in severe, below-freezing conditions), but not half.
Will wait for real world testing. EPA rating is usually a joke.
I am betting today that the real world range will be higher. And by mid 2017, a Chevy Bolt EV will pass 270 miles of range. GM has underpromised and overdelivered on their EVs, such as the Volt and Spark EV. Come back in July 2017 and read this post again!
Jalready read Motortrends test. Got better than EPA with 60 miles left on the gauge. Impressive but I still say EPA is the a joke unless they changed their testing methods. Not knocking GM’s impressive job. But you have to Ammit that in the past they rarely met the EPA figures in several vehicles.
I guarantee thrifty driving early adopters will be reporting getting over 300 miles with careful driving.
Wow! Just wow… First the mid engine Chevrolet Corvette and now this Chevrolet Bolt going 238 miles? Is this the beginning of relaunching 1950’s/1960’s Chevrolet or something? Where they dominated literally Everything car & truck…?
Long live Chevrolet Motor Company.