The author still thinks like TM fanboys (not even TM employees do that!). But GM didn't build the Bolt EV for them. It is an EV for those buyers who can charge at home, travel less than 300 miles a week (I travel less than that in a month), and can live without a second car or long travels. The next group of buyers are those who need a second car and use it mostly for many short distances (such as "Mommy" cars), need to carry up to four passengers (adult sized) and some cargo, or carry more cargo with one passenger. A third overlooked group of buyers are the "Seniors" (over 60) who want to travel quietly, safely, and with little hassle (no gasoline buying), plus get the new benefit of tall seating and a flat floor (all the way from door edge to door edge), so no "Senior" will stumble or strain to crawl over tall floor frames in most other cars.
The Bolt EV is not a long distance sedan, pick up, or mini-van type of vehicle. So why complain about its limits when its virtues outweigh the limits? Why do these magazine evaluate the Bolt EV differently? Why do they post spendidly about luxury foreign cars that use tens of gallons of gasoline, yet complain about charging with an EV?
GM, read me well! Don't offer your Bolt EV to these "gasser" reviewers! Instead, offer the Chevy Bolt EV for test drive to tech magazines which normally review gamer mchines, smartphones, and appliances. You will win over their readers faster because they are mostly "geeks' who want the newerst gadget, especially if it is a brand new "mobile device".The Chevy Bolt EV is the largest and best of these "mobile devices" because it is the ONLY one to move the owner/driver instead of being carried.
Maybe it is time to pass over the legacy auto reviewers because they have gasoline in their veins and engine growls in their ears, and go to those who grew up on electrons, like me!
Edit: as for the "Seniors", get AARP to review the Chevy Bolt EV and post it in their newsletters and magazines. I know many will switch over when they see how easy it is to get in and out, how quiet it is (the quick acceleration will revive many sporty fans), how easy their wheelchairs and walkers fit in the back seat area, and how easy it will be to "fuel" it in their garages while they rest or sleep.