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What is the GVWR for the Bolt EV? I can't find it anywhere and Google changes it to be curb weight for some reason. It should be printed on the B pillar certification sticker according to the owners manual.
 

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You're right!
http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle/specs/trims.html

The 'Dimensions' tab only shows this: Base Curb Weight 3563 lbs

And you have to have 'Ad blocker' off to see that....

And this: Passenger Capacity 5

Pick your average American adult weight....
No gas. Maybe some luggage....

Nobody cars about Gross Weight. It's not an airplane.... What's the worst that can happen if you and your family are all above average?
 

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Please read my post! GVWR is not Curb Weight. It is the max loaded weight capacity of the vehicle. Curb weight is how much the vehicle itself weighs. This is the exact problem I am having, it is not listed in owners manual, spec sheet, or anywhere on the web that I can see, but someone with a Bolt EV can tell me this answer in 30 seconds by looking at their B pillar sticker.
 

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Please read my post! GVWR is not Curb Weight. It is the max loaded weight capacity of the vehicle. Curb weight is how much the vehicle itself weighs. This is the exact problem I am having, it is not listed in owners manual, spec sheet, or anywhere on the web that I can see, but someone with a Bolt EV can tell me this answer in 30 seconds by looking at their B pillar sticker.
Indeed. The owner's manual says that:

"Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can
carry. This weight is called the
vehicle capacity weight and
includes the weight of all
occupants, cargo, and all
nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and
the Certification label."

So, can a Bolt owner please take a look and help the poor viking?
 

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Thanks! PS Norton, I didn't mean to be snappy, but I literally spent 15 minutes looking for this info on the web, pulling up online owner's manual, looking at Wiki, looking at spec sheet on GM, etc, so the "Google it" response set me off.
 

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Please read my post! GVWR is not Curb Weight. It is the max loaded weight capacity of the vehicle. Curb weight is how much the vehicle itself weighs. This is the exact problem I am having, it is not listed in owners manual, spec sheet, or anywhere on the web that I can see, but someone with a Bolt EV can tell me this answer in 30 seconds by looking at their B pillar sticker.
I believe that GVWR is defined by taking Curb Weight + 150 lbs for each Seating Position + 100 lbs Cargo. You can do the math.

VIN #B0985
 

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Ta Da !!!! 4514 LB.

Now what?
Weigh every article before it gets onboard like some single-engine regional flight service?

"Sorry boys, We can't bring the dog and picnic basket. We'd be over Gross."

Sorry, I'm snappy too !!:) What can/will anyone do with this important data?
 

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Thanks! So 4514 lbs is the answer.

Now I am curious about calculation, 150*5 = 750 + 100 = 850. This comes up 23 lbs short based on their tire chart, that is darn close :) Looks like some states might use this for taxing purposes based on GVWR.

The GVWR is useful for calculations for various registration fees and tax credits.
 

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Ta Da !!!! 4514 LB.

Now what?
Weigh every article before it gets onboard like some single-engine regional flight service?

"Sorry boys, We can't bring the dog and picnic basket. We'd be over Gross."

Sorry, I'm snappy too !!:) What can/will anyone do with this important data?
Nah, I wouldn't worry about exceeding it by some (although it is easy to do). My brother and I are both big 6' plus guys and both exceeded the weight capacity of the Toyota MR2 we drove in. Circus bear appearance in that car.

The GVWR is useful for calculating registration fees, and I was curious about vehicle classification. The cutoff is like 6000 lbs for light truck, this does move it form the "Small" (less than 4500) to "Standard" (4500-6000) category (maybe this was for trailers though, doesn't matter), whatever that means (might be useful for ZEV credit purposes).
 

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Thanks! So 4514 lbs is the answer.

Now I am curious about calculation, 150*5 = 750 + 100 = 850. This comes up 23 lbs short based on their tire chart, that is darn close :) Looks like some states might use this for taxing purposes based on GVWR.

The GVWR is useful for calculations for various registration fees and tax credits.
The 23 lbs difference is probably due to the heaviest vehicle configuration with all options compared to the vehicle that is shown in the photos. It is probably missing some options that account for the difference.

VIN # B0985
 

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The 23 lbs difference is probably due to the heaviest vehicle configuration with all options compared to the vehicle that is shown in the photos. It is probably missing some options that account for the difference.

VIN # B0985
My door stickers above are from my Bolt Premier with all available options. But then again maybe the LT wheels account for more, who knows?
 
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