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Honestly, for a primary car the Volt should still be better over-all vehicle until the charging network becomes more established. Especially for those without their own 240v electrical connection (ie, apartments, condos, etc).
 

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I loved the comparison between the speed of change in the tech world and the automotive world... Um not even close guys, LOL.
 

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Honestly, for a primary car the Volt should still be better over-all vehicle until the charging network becomes more established. Especially for those without their own 240v electrical connection (ie, apartments, condos, etc).
Maybe for you but there are millions who can buy and use the Chevy Bolt EV as a primary car, and never burn gasoline. I am one of them and I built my own Level 2 EVSE at home that was set for 7.2 kW two years ago (see my signature and forum post), which by luck is the Bolt EV's charging rate.

I saw the future and I am ready for it!
 

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So am I making a mistake trying to get the Bolt this year? Maybe I should wait until January. :p

Honestly, for a primary car the Volt should still be better over-all vehicle until the charging network becomes more established. Especially for those without their own 240v electrical connection (ie, apartments, condos, etc).
For many, it would be fine as a primary car right now. I am in that situation right now. My regional charging network more than suits my driving needs. And my family is also in a similar situation. The farthest they drive in any one direction is about 150 miles, and they have many L2/L3 chargers along those routes.
 

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Honestly, for a primary car the Volt should still be better over-all vehicle until the charging network becomes more established. Especially for those without their own 240v electrical connection (ie, apartments, condos, etc).
If you don't have access to home charging, such as those living in apartments and condos, I'm not sure a Volt makes a ton of sense either. Yes you could use it but why pay for a second propulsion system you can't use?
 

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If you don't have access to home charging, such as those living in apartments and condos, I'm not sure a Volt makes a ton of sense either. Yes you could use it but why pay for a second propulsion system you can't use?
Even then, it depends. I currently live in an apartment that doesn't provide EV charging, but I have EV charging at work.

In my situation, as an apartment dweller, the Bolt might actually be more effective... even without apartment charging. I have charging at work and I have local DCFC charging available at a shopping plaza I regularly frequent (I get groceries there at least twice a week).
 

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If you don't have access to home charging, such as those living in apartments and condos, I'm not sure a Volt makes a ton of sense either. Yes you could use it but why pay for a second propulsion system you can't use?
Regenerative braking, mountain mode would be your excellent use of the second propulsion system. And then there's opportunistic charging and perhaps charging at work. Plugshare is a very good guide. I have home charging but more than half of my charging is from free charging stations that I found using Plugshare.
 
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