Peak G is normally driving in 300' circle left and right and averaging the two peak sustained values. It is not transitional or balance.Interesting in the handling department, the Prime is nearly equal to the Volt.
The designers for the Bolt EV wanted to emphasize range and put very low traction tires on it to reduce rolling friction. I would immediately swap those off and probably lose 20-30 miles range in the process but greatly improve the handling.Interesting in the handling department, the Prime is nearly equal to the Volt.
You forget that the Bolt EV uses no gas, so its MPG would be infinite, still beating out the Volt in this category.I enjoyed the article, especially the highway test. At 75MPH the Bolt ran out of juice in 190 miles. I am sure the Bolt is fine for a large number of people, but I sure do enjoy my Volt. We drove our Volt 245 miles without stopping for anything except a quick potty break (one way) yesterday and still managed 41.6 MPG at 75 MPH.
The category was fuel economy (MPG or MPGe), the reviewer should have provided the Volt's MPGe rating (106MPGe combined) not the 42 MPG rating since the Volt can run entirely on battery for an estimated 53 miles. When using regular octane unleaded gas the 2017 Volt consistently meets or exceeds its EPA combined MPG rating of 42MPG.
However, the Bolt EV can't drive long distances easily. I put approximately 9k electric miles per year on the Volt, maybe 1,000 mixed gas/electric miles during winter, and 2,000 gas miles due to long trips. The Bolt EV would eliminate the 1,000 mixed winter miles, and maybe 300 of the longer range miles, but I would still have to put around 1,700 miles a year on a gas vehicle. Flying is not an option for this, so it means the minivan that gets around 22 mpg on the highway. It isn't a huge amount, but maybe means 25 gallons of wasted fuel, but the Bolt would save that back from not having ERDTT/longer winter range than Volt. My net fuel use would be a wash, maybe save a few gallons a year.