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UPDATE: Added data for the Tesla Model 3 (long range version)...
Given that testing shows the Volt can reach 30 MPH a little faster than the Bolt but the Bolt is quite a bit faster above 30 MPH, I got curious as to when the Bolt would pass the Volt in a drag race. Both sets of data came from Motor Trend testing and I used regression fitting to plot values between those listed. Given how electric motors perform, the regression was quite smooth (reasonably accurate).
I've attached some charts and the Excel spreadsheet for those interested. Given the test results, I believe I can play out the scenario of the two cars together in this "paper race":
 Bolt and Volt lined up, light turns green and both take off
 At 1.3 seconds: the Volt passes the 20 ft mark doing 20 MPH. Bolt is at 14 ft, 6 feet behind going 15 MPH.
 At 2.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 50 ft mark doing 30 MPH. Bolt is at 36 ft, 14 feet behind going 25 MPH.
 At 3.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 100 ft mark doing 38 MPH. Bolt is at 80 ft, 20 feet behind going 35 MPH.
 At 4.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 160 ft mark doing 45 MPH. Bolt is at 140 ft, 20 feet behind going 45 MPH.
 At 4.2 seconds: the Bolt starts closing the gap as it is now going faster than the Volt (both cars get to 45 in 4.1s).
 At 6.4 seconds: The Volt passes the 330 ft mark doing 57 MPH. Bolt is at 320 ft, 10 feet behind doing 60 MPH.
 At 8.3 seconds: The Volt and Bolt both pass the 500 ft mark dead even.
 At 9.8 seconds: the Bolt passes the 1/8 mile mark doing 77 MPH. Volt is at 650 ft, 10 feet behind doing 70 MPH.
So... the Bolt wins the 1/8 mile by about 10 feet. Some things of interest:
So that's my geeking out for the day. Just having fun. Take with a grain of salt. My observation is that both cars look quick enough to have fun.
Mike
Given that testing shows the Volt can reach 30 MPH a little faster than the Bolt but the Bolt is quite a bit faster above 30 MPH, I got curious as to when the Bolt would pass the Volt in a drag race. Both sets of data came from Motor Trend testing and I used regression fitting to plot values between those listed. Given how electric motors perform, the regression was quite smooth (reasonably accurate).
I've attached some charts and the Excel spreadsheet for those interested. Given the test results, I believe I can play out the scenario of the two cars together in this "paper race":
 Bolt and Volt lined up, light turns green and both take off
 At 1.3 seconds: the Volt passes the 20 ft mark doing 20 MPH. Bolt is at 14 ft, 6 feet behind going 15 MPH.
 At 2.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 50 ft mark doing 30 MPH. Bolt is at 36 ft, 14 feet behind going 25 MPH.
 At 3.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 100 ft mark doing 38 MPH. Bolt is at 80 ft, 20 feet behind going 35 MPH.
 At 4.1 seconds: the Volt passes the 160 ft mark doing 45 MPH. Bolt is at 140 ft, 20 feet behind going 45 MPH.
 At 4.2 seconds: the Bolt starts closing the gap as it is now going faster than the Volt (both cars get to 45 in 4.1s).
 At 6.4 seconds: The Volt passes the 330 ft mark doing 57 MPH. Bolt is at 320 ft, 10 feet behind doing 60 MPH.
 At 8.3 seconds: The Volt and Bolt both pass the 500 ft mark dead even.
 At 9.8 seconds: the Bolt passes the 1/8 mile mark doing 77 MPH. Volt is at 650 ft, 10 feet behind doing 70 MPH.
So... the Bolt wins the 1/8 mile by about 10 feet. Some things of interest:
 045 MPH on both cars is the same.
 It takes the Bolt 500 feet to catch the Volt when starting from a dead stop.
 Bolt out accelerates the Volt above 25 MPH so start above 25 MPH and the Volt loses every race (at least up to 93 MPH).
 Despite the numbers, the whole 1/8 mile race is close. The Bolt never drops back more than about 20 feet (a little more than one car length) and the Volt only loses the 1/8 mile by a little more than a fender.
So that's my geeking out for the day. Just having fun. Take with a grain of salt. My observation is that both cars look quick enough to have fun.
Mike
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