2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premier EV Test Drive Video Review

The Chevy Bolt is the first affordable electric car with over 200 miles of range. The Bolt is a remarkable car and you need to spend some time behind the wheel in order to realize its full potential. Prices range from $36,620 to $40,905. The model seen here is the top-of-the-line Premier model. The single electric motor produces 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque. The 60 kw/hr lithium ion battery pack gives you an EPA estimated 238 miles of range.

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20 Replies to “2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premier EV Test Drive Video Review”

  1. 0hypnotoad0

    You don't need a level 2 charger at home, I'm not sure why everybody keeps saying this. Just because it's a 60 kwh battery doesn't mean your commute will demand you do 60 kwhs of charging. Pick your charger based on how far you expect to drive per day. If your round trip usage daily is only 50 miles, it will take 12 hours. If you plug in when you get home from work, it'll probably be 12 hours or more before you set foot in the car again. I get home at 4:00 pm, and I set off for work at 6:00 am, that's 14 hours, and I only drive about 40 km per day, maximum. It doesn't take much work to figure that out.

  2. Nathan Ryan

    It's pretty frustrating so many of these reviewers all but saying that the Level 2 chargers are a necessity. That's really not the case if your everyday commute is at or less than the national average of around 40 miles roundtrip. The car can charge 4 miles for each hour it is plugged into a standard outlet. That's 48 miles if it's plugged in for even 12 hours (and most people are probably home for more than 12 hours per day). Personally, my commute is 15 miles roundtrip, and I usually make a 120 mile roundtrip on the weekends to see my parents. I never, ever have issues with the standard outlet, and I don't even need to charge it every day. Usually on Wednesday evening and on Saturday night after I get home from that 120 mile trip do I make an overnight charge. If I take a long trip to the ocean I find a Level 3 DC charger somewhere along the way and eat lunch for an hour while my car gets that sweet, sweet DC fire hose blast of electrons. My apartment complex doesn't even make me pay for the outlet I use, so I'm especially spoiled. I think I can talk my complex into installing Level 2, I just don't want to because Level 1 suits me just fine and having Level 2 would mean they could meter my kWh's (which cost 10.4 cents/kWh where I live).

  3. bimmjim

    Wow ! I am so glad that I have lived long enough to see the future. It could be so wonderful. .
    For my point of view, this will put more adequate used EVs into the market for me. I don't drive so much.

  4. Anthony Correia

    Went to a dealer to check this vehicle out and noticed that the car doesn't come with a spare tire. When asked, 1) there is no room for it, 2) the vehicle comes with a tire inflator (to top of the flat tire) and 3) Chevy offers a comprehensive road car care package. Other than that, it really is a capable compact all-electric car.

  5. Inquiring Minds

    One thing that I have noticed in the last 2 years of observing people buying EV's is….these cars teach you how to drive correctly and your force to realize how wasteful overall you have been in the previous years. On that note. I tried to observe some of these good EV habits on my old BMW 3 series. The truth is no matter what you do. The fuel consumption is appalling.

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