2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV gets more range

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV range compared to alternatives

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rated with a 259 miles (417 km) EPA range and surpasses its most direct alternatives. The alternative that almost matches its range is the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric with 258 miles range, which is just 1 mile less.

 

Electric car range and efficiency (EPA)

Electric carCity
range
Combined
range
Highway
range
City
efficiency
Combined
efficiency
Highway
efficiency
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range (RWD)340 miles
547 km
325 miles
523 km
307 miles
494 km
24,8 kWh/100 miles
15,4 kWh/100 km
25,9 kWh/100 miles
16,1 kWh/100 km
27,4 kWh/100 miles
17 kWh/100 km
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range (AWD)320 miles
515 km
310 miles
499 km
297 miles
478 km
28,1 kWh/100 miles
17,5 kWh/100 km
29,1 kWh/100 miles
18,1 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus253 miles
407 km
240 miles
386 km
224 miles
361 km
24,1 kWh/100 miles
15 kWh/100 km
25,3 kWh/100 miles
15,7 kWh/100 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
2019 Tesla Model S Long Range382 miles
614 km
370 miles
595 km
356 miles
573 km
29,3 kWh/100 miles
18,2 kWh/100 km
30,4 kWh/100 miles
18,9 kWh/100 km
31,5 kWh/100 miles
19,6 kWh/100 km
2019 Tesla Model X Long Range333 miles
536 km
325 miles
523 km
315 miles
507 km
34 kWh/100 miles
21,2 kWh/100 km
35,1 kWh/100 miles
21,8 kWh/100 km
36,2 kWh/100 miles
22,5 kWh/100 km
2019 Audi e-tron205 miles
331 km
204 miles
328 km
203 miles
327 km
45,5 kWh/100 miles
28,3 kWh/100 km
45,5 kWh/100 miles
28,3 kWh/100 km
46,2 kWh/100 miles
28,7 kWh/100 km
2019-2020 Jaguar I-Pace245 miles
394 km
234 miles
377 km
221 miles
356 km
42,1 kWh/100 miles
26,2 kWh/100 km
44,3 kWh/100 miles
27,6 kWh/100 km
46,8 kWh/100 miles
29,1 kWh/100 km
2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV255 miles
411 km
238 miles
383 km
217 miles
350 km
26,3 kWh/100 miles
16,4 kWh/100 km
28,3 kWh/100 miles
17,6 kWh/100 km
30,6 kWh/100 miles
19 kWh/100 km
2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV279 miles
449 km
259 miles
417 km
237 miles
381 km
26,5 kWh/100 miles
16,5 kWh/100 km
28,6 kWh/100 miles
17,7 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric284 miles
457 km
258 miles
415 km
226 miles
364 km
25,5 kWh/100 miles
15,9 kWh/100 km
28,1 kWh/100 miles
17,5 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
2017-2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric136 miles
218 km
124 miles
200 km
110 miles
177 km
22,5 kWh/100 miles
14 kWh/100 km
24,8 kWh/100 miles
15,4 kWh/100 km
27,6 kWh/100 miles
17,2 kWh/100 km
2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric (estimation)184 miles
296 km
168 miles
270 km
150 miles
241 km
22,5 kWh/100 miles
14 kWh/100 km
24,8 kWh/100 miles
15,4 kWh/100 km
27,6 kWh/100 miles
17,2 kWh/100 km
2015-2017 Kia Soul EV104 miles
167 km
93 miles
150 km
80 miles
128 km
28,1 kWh/100 miles
17,5 kWh/100 km
32,1 kWh/100 miles
19,9 kWh/100 km
36,6 kWh/100 miles
22,8 kWh/100 km
2018-2019 Kia Soul EV125 miles
201 km
111 miles
150 km
95 miles
152 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
36,2 kWh/100 miles
22,5 kWh/100 km
2020 Kia e-Soul269 miles
433 km
243 miles
391 km
211 miles
340 km
26,5 kWh/100 miles
16,5 kWh/100 km
29,6 kWh/100 miles
18,4 kWh/100 km
33,4 kWh/100 miles
20,7 kWh/100 km
2019 Kia e-Niro259 miles
417 km
239 miles
385 km
214 miles
344 km
27,4 kWh/100 miles
17 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
33 kWh/100 miles
20,5 kWh/100 km
2011-2012 Nissan Leaf (24 kWh battery)77 miles
124 km
73 miles
117 km
67 miles
108 km
31,8 kWh/100 miles
19,8 kWh/100 km
34 kWh/100 miles
21,2 kWh/100 km
36,6 kWh/100 miles
22,8 kWh/100 km
2013 Nissan Leaf (24 kWh battery)82 miles
132 km
75 miles
121 km
66 miles
106 km
26,1 kWh/100 miles
16,2 kWh/100 km
29,3 kWh/100 miles
18,2 kWh/100 km
33 kWh/100 miles
20,5 kWh/100 km
2014-2016 Nissan Leaf (24 kWh battery)92 miles
148 km
84 miles
135 km
74 miles
119 km
26,8 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
29,6 kWh/100 miles
18,4 kWh/100 km
33,4 kWh/100 miles
20,7 kWh/100 km
2016-2017 Nissan Leaf (30 kWh battery)116 miles
187 km
107 miles
172 km
95 miles
153 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
33,4 kWh/100 miles
20,7 kWh/100 km
2018 Nissan Leaf (40 kWh battery)166 miles
267 km
151 miles
243 km
133 miles
214 km
27 kWh/100 miles
16,8 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
33,7 kWh/100 miles
20,9 kWh/100 km
2019 Nissan Leaf (40 kWh battery)165 miles
266 km
150 miles
241 km
132 miles
213 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
34 kWh/100 miles
21,2 kWh/100 km
2019 Nissan Leaf (62 kWh battery)245 miles
394 km
226 miles
364 km
202 miles
325 km
28,6 kWh/100 miles
17,7 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
34,7 kWh/100 miles
21,6 kWh/100 km
2015-2016 Volkswagen e-Golf89 miles
143 km
83 miles
134 km
75 miles
121 km
26,8 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
29,1 kWh/100 miles
18,1 kWh/100 km
32,1 kWh/100 miles
19,9 kWh/100 km
2017-2019 Volkswagen e-Golf131 miles
210 km
125 miles
201 km
118 miles
190 km
26,8 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
28,3 kWh/100 miles
17,6 kWh/100 km
30,4 kWh/100 miles
18,9 kWh/100 km
2014-2017 BMW i3 (60 Ah battery)89 miles
144 km
81 miles
130 km
72 miles
115 km
24,6 kWh/100 miles
15,3 kWh/100 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
30,4 kWh/100 miles
18,9 kWh/100 km
2017-2018 BMW i3 (94 Ah battery)124 miles
199 km
114 miles
183 km
102 miles
164 km
26,1 kWh/100 miles
16,2 kWh/100 km
28,6 kWh/100 miles
17,7 kWh/100 km
31,8 kWh/100 miles
19,8 kWh/100 km
2019 BMW i3 (120 Ah battery)167 miles
268 km
153 miles
246 km
136 miles
220 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
29,8 kWh/100 miles
18,5 kWh/100 km
33 kWh/100 miles
20,5 kWh/100 km
2017-2019 Honda Clarity EV97 miles
156 km
89 miles
143 km
79 miles
127 km
26,8 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
29,6 kWh/100 miles
18,4 kWh/100 km
32,7 kWh/100 miles
20,3 kWh/100 km
2014-2016 Chevrolet Spark EV88 miles
141 km
82 miles
132 km
75 miles
120 km
26,3 kWh/100 miles
16,4 kWh/100 km
28,3 kWh/100 miles
17,6 kWh/100 km
30,9 kWh/100 miles
19,2 kWh/100 km
2012-2016 Ford Focus Electric80 miles
128 km
76 miles
122 km
72 miles
115 km
30,6 kWh/100 miles
19 kWh/100 km
32,1 kWh/100 miles
19,9 kWh/100 km
34 kWh/100 miles
21,2 kWh/100 km
2017-2018 Ford Focus Electric
126 miles
202 km
115 miles
185 km
102 miles
164 km
28,6 kWh/100 miles
17,7 kWh/100 km
31,5 kWh/100 miles
19,6 kWh/100 km
35,1 kWh/100 miles
21,8 kWh/100 km
2013-2015 Fiat 500e92 miles
147 km
87 miles
140 km
81 miles
130 km
27,6 kWh/100 miles
17,2 kWh/100 km
29,1 kWh/100 miles
18,1 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
2016-2019 Fiat 500e90 miles
145 km
84 miles
135 km
77 miles
123 km
27,9 kWh/100 miles
17,3 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
32,7 kWh/100 miles
20,3 kWh/100 km
2013-2016 smart fortwo electric76 miles
122 km
68 miles
109 km
59 miles
95 km
27,6 kWh/100 miles
17,2 kWh/100 km
31,5 kWh/100 miles
19,6 kWh/100 km
36,2 kWh/100 miles
22,5 kWh/100 km
2017-2019 smart EQ fortwo63 miles
101 km
58 miles
93 km
51 miles
82 km
27,2 kWh/100 miles
16,9 kWh/100 km
31,2 kWh/100 miles
19,4 kWh/100 km
35,9 kWh/100 miles
22,3 kWh/100 km
2012-2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV69 miles
110 km
62 miles
100 km
55 miles
88 km
26,8 kWh/100 miles
16,6 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
34 kWh/100 miles
21,2 kWh/100 km
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV64 miles
103 km
59 miles
95 km
54 miles
87 km
27,9 kWh/100 miles
17,3 kWh/100 km
30,1 kWh/100 miles
18,7 kWh/100 km
33 kWh/100 miles
20,5 kWh/100 km
EPA combined estimates (55 % of city + 45 % of highway)

 

EPA combined range of similar electric cars:

  1. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: 259 miles (417 km)
  2. 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: 258 miles (415 km)
  3. 2019 Kia e-Soul: 243 miles (391 km)
  4. 2019 Nissan LEAF (62 kWh): 226 miles (364 km)

 

EPA combined efficiency of similar electric cars:

  1. 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV: 118 MPGe (17,7 kWh/100 km)
  2. 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric: 120 MPGe (17,5 kWh/100 km)
  3. 2019 Kia e-Soul: 114 MPGe (18,4 kWh/100 km)
  4. 2019 Nissan LEAF (62 kWh): 108 MPGe (19,4 kWh/100 km)

 

The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and previous model years had an EPA range of 238 miles (367 km), so this latest upgrade in battery capacity represents a 9 percent range increase.

I hope that the battery can be charged at faster rates, since the previous model years were disappointing in this regard.

 

Projected LG Chem battery cell cost

 

Sadly, it seems that the Chevrolet Bolt EV still doesn’t have ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). This electric car and the new Renault ZOE are probably the only mass production electric cars with decent range that still don’t have this important safety feature for less stressful driving.

 

 

More info:

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=41898&id=40585&id=41235&id=41276

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Any information about what they changed, how much the battery capacity was increased?

    1. No information yet.

      My guess is that it’s the same battery (or very similar) to the one in the Hyundai Kona Electric with 64 kWh (usable).

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