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  1. Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    Chicago has been in the eye of the Polar Vortex this week. Today is -23°F/-31°C. So, how does the Bolt do in this weather with: Snow tires, Snow on the roads Seat heater on max, Steering wheel heater on Max defrost Air set at 66°F on automatic The battery range at full shows 132 miles after...
  2. General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM's EV game plan is pretty much what it was back in 2017 I think. Remember, that's also when GM announced that 2019 would be the last year for the Volt, something many seemed to ignore, forget or hoped would not happen. GM's recent sedan and plant killing announcement made a point of saying...
  3. Chevy Bolt EV Accessories, Mods, Wheels & Tires
    I just bought a set of steel wheels and Blizzak WS 80's for the Bolt today (tirerack.com). Last winter I had my wife drive my Volt (with snows). This year, we will both be equipped. The steel wheels were no heavier that the aluminum and even lighter than some! They can take a beating (potholes)...
  4. Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    Chevrolet invited local journalists and influencers to autocross a Bolt EV against a Volkswagen GTI. LA Car's SCCA-licensed Glenn Oyoung took up the challenge. Fitted with summer tires, Oyoung managed to get the Bolt EV to complete the lap a full second quicker than the GTI: We autocross the...
  5. Chevy Bolt EV Accessories, Mods, Wheels & Tires
    The first thread disappeared in the move to the new platform :-( Every car is the embodiment of many trade-offs in price, styling, and performance. Undoubtedly, this can affect seating.There has been much discussion on the fit of the Bolt's front seats. Some like the fit, other's don't. I...
  6. Chevy Bolt EV Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs
    This should not happen, but it did. I got in powered up reversed out and drove down the street. I was focused on the road, but a little later while doing 50 mph on a state road I noticed a wild scene on the center screen. The front camera was on and the road was whipping by like crazy. It was...
  7. Autonomous Vehicle Technology
    Or hit the horn alarm? You'd think so, but a recent driveless bus in LA got whacked by a truck driver backing up and not paying attention. The bus saw the truck backing up and stopped. It could not back up and apparently did not sound it's horn. The truck driver soon backed into the bus...
  8. Bolt Owners Forum - Resources, Reviews & Photos
    The Bolt's center console 360° camera view is awesome for parking. The car's proximity to stall lines, curbs, cars, etc. is easily seen. With some testing I found this 360° view will display as you drive the car up to about 5 MPH. Then it shuts off. I had one passenger wonder where the view was...
  9. Chevy Bolt EV Engineering and Design
    1. Make the window visors extendable across the entire width of the front side windows. They end short of where my head/eyes are. Sunlight from the side is blinding. The 2017 visors are useless for side sunlight except for people very close to the dash and steering wheel. I'm 6'2, my wife 5'8"...
  10. Chevy Bolt EV Accessories, Mods, Wheels & Tires
    The driver's left foot rest is just carpeted, no rubber. With winter salt and such, I knew that would not be adequate. While my wife and I were cleaning out the garage (to make room for the Bolt), my wife found some old car floor mats and pitched them in the garbage. Hmmmm. I fished them out...
  11. Chevy Bolt EV Accessories, Mods, Wheels & Tires
    Like my Volt, I had a clear bra installed on my Bolt EV to protect the bumper, headlights, hood, A pillars, roof and door edges against stone nicks. It took two guys who do this all the time a total of 6-1/2 manhours. Doing a partial hood, skipping the A pillars and roof and headlights would...
  12. Bolt Owners Forum - Resources, Reviews & Photos
    Some like to drive with their windows down. As many Volt owners know, the air hammering at speeds 40 MPH and up can present an acoustic challenge. (opening just a crack is fine). So I thought I'd test the Bolt at 60 MPH with windows fully down. No air hammering or thrumming. Then I rolled...
  13. Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    So this has been a crazy month for me (bought my first house, bought a 2017 Volt, got engaged, and bought a 2017 Bolt). Technically, my fiance bought the Bolt EV (I did all the price shopping for her). The Bolt EV was purchased in Massachusetts (fiance was still a MA residence) to take...
  14. Chevy Bolt EV Buying, Leasing, and Selling
    Rydell Chevrolet 18600 Devonshire St., Northridge Ca. 91324 1(866)618-1457 www.Rydells.com Lease for only $219* per month, plus tax with $3,290 Consumer Cash due at signing. 2 at this exacy payment VIN 136714, 133626 with hundreds of other in-stock Bolt EV all priced with our lowest price...
  15. Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    A "thumbs" up picture says it all? Of course he is not sitting behind the wheel... :)
  16. Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    WGN’s Erin Ivory will co-host the Channel 9 telecast with MotorWeek’s John Davis. At the very, very end they mentioned that "the Bolt EV will be there". That was it. Pathetic. No mention of the Bolt being Motor Weeks "Best of the Year", a game changing 238 mile range, the numerous other awards...
  17. Chevy Bolt EV Charging
    Does Bolt EV have a battery buffer like in the Volt? Gen 1 Volt had a 16.5 kwh battery with roughly 10.5 kwh usable (63.6%) from 0-100%. Any mentions about this in the manual? Any daring Bolt EV owners willing to do a 100% -> 0% run and see if the usage is 60 kwh? The reason I'm asking is I'm...
  18. Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    I see the Bolt EV will be exhibited, but can't find any announcement of test drives. Anyone know?
  19. Chevy Bolt EV Buying, Leasing, and Selling
    If you can provide a link or links to official info on your state's likely exemption from sales tax of Bolt EV please add it to this thread. Mods: this could be made a sticky for the convenience of prospective buyers. I will start with my state, NJ, which exempts both sale and lease of...
  20. Bolt Owners Forum - Resources, Reviews & Photos
    I'm new to the forum. I heard from PodCat that you would appreciate pictures so this link http://imgur.com/a/darM4 has about 150 detailed images. They are in jumbled order, but you'll get the idea. Details: 2017 Bolt EV Premier Ext: Nightfall Gray Metallic Int: Dark Galvanized Gray DC Fast...
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