While the Chevy Bolt EV’s EPA-rates range of 238 miles per single charge is pretty impressive when taken on its own, that figure is by no means the farthest that you can go on a single charge in a Bolt EV. Depending on the way that the Bolt EV is driven, and in what environment it is driven, owners can no doubt get far more out of the battery-pack than 238 miles.
One of the first Chevy Bolt EV owners out there, a man by the name of Glenn Williams, has apparently proven this assertion correct already, with Williams already managing to cover 300 miles on a single charge.
He was generous enough to post some videos on the matter on YouTube recently, so here you go:
As a bit of a quick note here, as one would expect, no special settings were utilized for the climate control during the trip (it was in California), and the ambient temperature was around 60 degrees (probably not far from ideal conditions). If someone in Manitoba tries to get 300 miles on a single change during the depths of winter … obviously, it ain’t going to happen. But those in relatively mild climates/seasons, like that of southern California in the winter, may well be able to.
Nonetheless, there was surely room for more hypermiling and battery stretching. I wonder how long until someone beats this “record” and documents it?
Anyhow, watch the videos above for a closer look with a healthy serving of details about the new Chevy Bolt EV, CleanTechnica‘s 2017 Car of the Year.
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