prodigious1one
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I also saw a Chevy Bolt!

Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:37 pm

Hey,

I saw a Chevy Bolt in black driving past Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, GA near Atlanta.

It was so cool to see it so unexpectedly. I wonder if it's a test drive vehicle



Aaron

rkarl89203
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:53 am

Hi....i am on my return trip on my route 66 journey here in California. I have now seen 5 Chevy Bolts charging here.
Way cool...seems to be a nice car!
Probably my next EV.

JoeS
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:14 am

rkarl89203 wrote:Hi....i am on my return trip on my route 66 journey here in California. I have now seen 5 Chevy Bolts charging here. Way cool...seems to be a nice car! Probably my next EV.
Careful, if you take a test drive and realize you can go four times further than the i-MiEV on a single charge, for your return trip you may be tempted to trade in your i-MiEV today... :roll: I've been told that there are some very good price discounts on the BoltEV at the moment. ;) ... think of the money you'll save on hotel and restaurant bills! :lol:
http://www.autoblog.com/2017/03/22/chevrolet-bolt-ev-dealer-discounts/
On third thought, whereas a year ago I bought a used Tesla and immediately put on over 10,000 miles on it driving around the US, would you want to hop into a brand-new Chevy and drive it to Chicago? :shock: (hmm, didn't mean to be disparaging, but I had a friend who bought a brand-new GM car and immediately set off for Virginia, only to run out of gas in the middle of Nevada with the gas gauge showing 1/3 tank).
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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rkarl89203
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Fri May 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Second to last day on my route 66 return trip. Charging at Hyvee in Springfield IL. A brand new Bolt EV drove up right next to me and was charging on the other Chargepoint L2.
That is one NICE car! The folks who bought it live in St Louis and were driving back from upstate New York where they purchased it. Had a great talk. Was amazed that its dimensions are very similar to our iMiev. They reported ranges of about 240 miles.
Awesome. Will be my next EV. Was seriously thinking about a Tesla Model 3 until i saw Elon hanging with the current anti-EV prez. Glad i have a great alternative. Damn that Bolt is a nice car.

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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 10:49 am

If you're not in a big hurry, wait a couple years - You can buy a 2015 Chevy Volt with 12K to 15K miles on it today for about half what it sold for new. Many people tend not to put as many miles on EV's as they do on traditional ICE powered cars, so a two to three year old used one is often times a great value. We bought our second iMiEV 2 1/2 years old with only 3,900 miles on it for less than 1/3rd the sticker price

Don
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rkarl89203
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 11:31 am

I would rather not EVER buy a gas car again...so no Volt for me whatever the price.
I however was extremely impressed with the Bolt EV....just a really nice car.

ed5000
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 2:43 pm

I got to drive a bolt at work last week. It's a good all around road car.
2012 ES, Cool Metalic Silver, no quick charge, no fog lights and no navi but a cold weather package for when it gets 13 below, wait - it never gets that cold here.
"Silver Shadow"

PV1
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 3:46 pm

I spotted an orange one driving around Pittsburgh today while out bike riding. It had out of state plates on it. Couldn't get a picture, though.

Getting closer.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 4:54 pm

rkarl89203 wrote:I would rather not EVER buy a gas car again...so no Volt for me whatever the price. I however was extremely impressed with the Bolt EV....just a really nice car.
Rick, I agree with you on both counts! :mrgreen:
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Phximiev
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Sat May 20, 2017 5:20 pm

JoeS wrote:
rkarl89203 wrote:I would rather not EVER buy a gas car again...so no Volt for me whatever the price. I however was extremely impressed with the Bolt EV....just a really nice car.
Rick, I agree with you on both counts! :mrgreen:


We test drove the Bolt some time back and liked it a lot, but couldn't buy it in AZ without going through a CA dealership. That's supposed to change in the near future.

As such, we elected for the 2014 Volt because of the low mileage (just off a three year lease), low price, electric range, and premium trim. We've had it less than a month and have about 700 miles of all electric driving. Its an excellent car, full of bells and whistles. We see a daily, fully charged RR of 50 miles now (its EPA rated at 38 electric).

As to the range extender use, I ran the electric range down to zero and the extender kicked right in. Ran it for about 5 miles and that's all I've used it. I fully expect to have 90% electric driving (our daily driving in the Volt is well under 30 miles a day) and only use the extender on trips.

So far, we like it. Next time around tho its a Bolt or a Tesla Model 3.
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

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