2020 Chevrolet Bolt More Miles, More Power, More FUN!!! Full Review – Ran D



Connell Chevrolet
2828 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, California
92626
714-881-4417
www.ConnellChevrolet.com

Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 259 miles of range, nearly 10% more than previous model years, or 21 miles farther than before. You can go a day, or possibly even a few days without needing to charge. That means you’ll have all the range you need for your daily routine plus a few stops along the way.

The color touch-screen display gives you tons of real-time vehicle information, such as your battery levels, estimated range and charge settings. Plus, split screens and expanded views keep your music, contacts and everything else within reach.

If you’re loading large or odd-sized items, simply fold down the rear seats for 56.6 cuft of maximum cargo room. And the rear area in this electric vehicle features a deep well with a false cargo floor (standard on Premier) for even more room to store your things.

As of today, if you’re looking to purchase a Chevrolet Bolt EV, now is the perfect time. Take advantage of the federal tax credit of up to $1,875 while it’s still available. Depending on which state you live in, you could also qualify for additional savings. State EV incentives are subject to change. Check your state website for the latest information. Also talk with your electricity provider about additional savings and rebates in your area.

The LT Trim has Remote Keyless Entry, Electronic Precision Shift, Michelin Energy Saver Tires, 10.2 inch screen and HD Rear Vision Camera

The Premier trim comes with all of the LT’s trims and Rear Camera Mirror, HD Surround Sound, Heated leather wrapped steering wheel, heated driver and front passenger seats, and lane change alert with side blind zone alert.

27 Replies to “2020 Chevrolet Bolt More Miles, More Power, More FUN!!! Full Review – Ran D”

  1. RANDYS REVIEWS

    I love Chevys! Let me know what Chevy Model you'd like to see and I'll try to get it.  Thanks for watching, subscribing, liking and getting notified!  If you haven't done so please do so. It really helps me get these high end cars to review for everyone. Thanks again! Ran D

  2. General Smedley Butler

    Once again they approach the topic of charging from the WRONG perspective. The only time you'll need an hour to DC Fast charge this car is if you drain the battery completely. To suggest this is ridiculous and is akin to draining the last drop of gasoline from your tank before refilling it. This just isn't done especially with an EV. This car has 260 miles of range which, unless you live 130 miles from work, almost no one will use entirely in one day. These are largely commuter cars and the reality for nearly all owners is likely less than 50 miles used everyday. At 4 miles per kWh 50 miles will use roughly 12.5 kWh of juice. 12.5 kWh on a DC Fast Charger (DCFC) will take less than 15 minutes to top off or a little over 1.5 hours on a lower power (240V) home charger. This is way more realistic and is what they should really be telling people. The other misconception is that you'll need to use public charging facilities. The truth is that since most owners will have the provisions to charge at home, most will never need to use a public charger.
    I've owned my EV for over 3 years and drive just under 100 miles everyday. I have never needed to use a public charger. I only need a little over 3 hours every evening to recharge at home. Full tank every morning before leaving my driveway. For daily commuting purposes you simply can't beat the convenience of an EV. You'll be reminded of this every time you're NOT standing next to a gas pump on a nasty sub zero morning and when you're NOT wasting hours sitting in a customer lounge waiting for oil changes and other routine maintenance that ICE vehicles require. With so many dangerous viruses being transmitted by touching objects that hundreds of other people have handled before you, why would you want to touch a gasoline pump nozzle? Hammertime……………..

  3. Dan E

    I don't know why so many reviewers make the misleading mistake of quoting charge times in a "worst case scenario." Most drivers, if they're driving the American average of 30 miles per day, will take less than two hours to charge the Bolt on a level 2 charger daily. It's ridiculous to make it sound like it takes 8 hours per DAY to charge at level 2. Very few people will deplete the battery daily, nor will they even recharge completely anyway to 100%.

  4. Amenhotep Avoskin

    Why do people yak about all those long hours that it takes to charge a Bolt? Do they use up all of their juice before refuelling/recharging? I always keep my Bolt charged at 40% to 80%, so charging seldom takes me more than 3 hours using my garage Level 2 charger. You plug it in before you have dinner and you unplug it before you go to bed. It becomes a habit, a learned reflex, just like brushing your teeth. What's so hard to remember?

  5. Duke A

    Great video, thanks 😊 to your enthusiasm and good info I will give this car a test drive. I’m in the market of buying an EV and Tesla was my top company, but still can’t justify their crazy prices. The Bolt sounds like a practical choice and the price is just where it should be. I just worry about the reliability issues, but at this price range with the car warranty I should be protected for a few years. It’s going to be tough.
    Thank you sir.

  6. Two99Point80

    My 2017 Bolt is a great daily driver here in far northern Maine. It shrugs off the short zero-degree trips that gasoline engines aren't at all happy with. Passing on two-lane US1 is no problem. This thing is quick.

  7. Bradford Needham

    I've heard from Bolt owners who avoid the cost of a home charger and use their Bolt as a commuter car, charging on L1 overnight to get enough miles for their commute. My preference is the home L2 charger, which requires its own (probably new) 240V outlet.

  8. Becke Kaaz

    If it charges at the same rate as the 2019 Bolt (which it should), your charging times are off. The level 2 would be 10 3/4 hours and on the level 1 (120 volt) would be just under 65 hours, at approximately 4 miles or 1 kilowatt per hour. I have a years worth of experience as I haven’t installed a 240 volt circuit @ our house yet but do use level 2 chargers a fair amount locally.

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