2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes 240 Miles With Range To Spare1
It seems the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be more than capable of surpassing its official EPA range of 238 miles. The LA Times recently put the Bolt EV to the test to find out if 238 was a feasible number owners could expect to see.
In fact, yes it is. Plus some.
The road test encompassed a 240 mile trip, which the publication completed. The kicker was how much more driving the 2017 Bolt was capable of still. At the end of the trip, the Bolt EV informed the driver there was 50 miles of range left before the vehicle would need juiced up again.
Of course, mileage may vary in accordance with one’s driving style, but it’s impressive to know the Bolt EV can go much further if you’re conscious of your driving habits. Check out the road test above.
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The city driving cycle (LA4) used for emission certification and EV range has a had acceleration to the mid 50s mph fairly early in the test cycle. If an electric vehicle can manage that event, it can usually recover enough energy to complete the remaining modes in the 7.5 mile test. So in the real world, if you drive with a light foot and more moderate speeds, it is not too surprising that you could beat their numbers.