Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

 

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV EPA range and efficiency

Range

Efficiency

Combined

City

Highway

Combined

City

Highway

383 km

412 km

354 km

17,64 kWh/100 km

16,36 kWh/100 km

19,04 kWh/100 km

 

The Chevrolet Bolt EV – and its European clone Opel Ampera-e – is one of the most awaited electric cars for 2017. It’s the first time that electric cars other than Tesla, have more than 200 miles EPA range.

Not only the range is great, but also the efficiency of this electric car was a very good surprise when it finally received its EPA ratings. It also has a lot of useful safety features that prevent accidents, like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) or Lane Keep Assist.

While this car was designed in North America, it’ll probably be more successful in Europe, where smaller hatchbacks rule overcrowded cities that make finding an available parking space difficult. This is the exact opposite of the Tesla Model 3 that – like all other Tesla electric cars – remains a big car for European standards.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV reminds me of what a Honda Fit EV could and should be like, if Honda didn’t dropped the ball years ago…

 

The biggest con in this electric car is the lack of a heat pump, that makes it more inefficient than it should be in cold places. This should be solved in a future model year.

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