My CC LCS-25 is over 4 years old and still looks, feels and performs as new@telveer
Not only that point, but, once you install an EVSE the installation won't go 'bad' anytime soon. The EVSE may wear out eventually (I'm on my second EV with the same EVSE), but the wiring will be serviceable for decades.
I didn't see where they claimed it was a gas car with a battery, only that it was about $10k more expensive then a premium compact hatch, which is an accurate statement.Couple of things don't sound right in this article. The title says 'Landmark' but the article has sound bites going the other direction.
- Claim that Bolt is a gas car with a battery. False. It is a ground-up EV.
- Claim that a Bolt will not save enough 'fuel' over a smaller gas Sonic and is therefore not worth it. False. Many EV characteristics, even ones outlined in the article, make Bolt much more valuable than a Sonic. TCO is never quoted only 'fuel' savings. (Which, by the way, fuel cost is less than half by their own calculations.)
- The old 'battery replacement' argument again. Bolt will need a battery when Sonic needs an engine and transmission. It's a wash.
- Really? Confusing Bolt with Volt in the last paragraph?
- offhand remark here: "..in the moment it feels like the tipping point where (for better or worse) mainstream electric cars get real traction in the marketplace."
Really? For better or worse? Gearheads still don't get that EV is better than ICE. Even after Tesla soundly trounces nearly everything in the great American drag race.
Sounds pretty positive to me.All things accounted for, including what can’t be accounted for, the Bolt is a landmark because it’s a very good car, and the best pure electric car yet, and because in the moment it feels like the tipping point where (for better or worse) mainstream electric cars get real traction in the marketplace.
Funny this "save money" requirement is never brought up when discussing most other cars or trucks, only EV's.I agree with their assessment that the Bolt EV will not save the user money vs an inexpensive gas car.
In fairness we haven't seen commercials promoting the Camaro as a good way to save money on gas whereas we have seen GM run some commercials like this for the Volt. Saving money is not much of a motivator for me and until the price of batteries drops to $100/kWh I'm thinking that saving money is not a good marketing message.I have yet to see an article about a Camaro, Mustang, etc. that then questions the value based on saving money.
There is the loss of safety and increased bulb replacement cost involved with the older, 19th century incandescent bulbs when they fail, either in the home or in the car. My home is 100% LED for over three years, and I have completed a 100% LED replacement on my 2009 Chevy Equinox (every lamp in it is a LED) that cost me about $230 from a single dealer (Formula-J87). I have also done a LED replacement on my previous car, a 1995 Buick Regal (listed in my signature until December 2015).Funny you mention incandescent bulbs. I have a friend who bought a huge number. He thought he was quite smart until I pointed out that his bulbs would cost him five times as much as if he had just bought some LEDs.
And in regards to the 10K chargers, he specifically states 150KW...If how google "how many EV charging stations are in the united states" several top answers are around 10K, best guess is that's what the author did, found some source that there's 10K total stations (including L2) and wrongfully assumed they were CSS...Seems like the reviewers love this vehicle. I have to question a couple of their numbers though. While it's interesting to know you can drive on the West Coast using CCS chargers, it's hard to believe there are 10,000 CCS combo chargers installed. Seems very high. There are a couple near me but I live in SoCal where the electric car penetration if very high. The other number is the number of Spark EVs sold. No way did GM sold more Spark EVs in 2016 than Tesla sold Model Ss. Maybe they're referring to ICE Sparks.
In any event lots of interesting information about the Bolt EV. Great article.
Quite possibly. I don't have any numbers but 10K CCS chargers of any type seems way too many. That leaves the question of why he thought GM sold almost as many Spark EVs as Tesla did Model S. My guess is confusion between Sparks of all types and Model S.And in regards to the 10K chargers, he specifically states 150KW...If how google "how many EV charging stations are in the united states" several top answers are around 10K, best guess is that's what the author did, found some source that there's 10K total stations (including L2) and wrongfully assumed they were CSS...