I wanted to see how far the Chevy Bolt can go. So I started with 310 in range and ended with 340 miles.

I believe the Bolt has the capability to reach 400 miles in range. I am hoping to achieve that theory soon!

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    • icekk007
      icekk007

      What was the average speed of this trip?

      about 3 months ago
    • icekk007
      icekk007 In reply to icekk007

      @Keith Landers Thank you. It would be useful to know the range at various average speeds.

      about 3 months ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to icekk007

      icekk007

      The average speed was 55mph

      about 3 months ago
    • КОЛЯ ЧАБАНОВИЧ
      КОЛЯ ЧАБАНОВИЧ

      how much time did you spend to reach 340 miles?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jonathan Parham
      Jonathan Parham

      What's the recharge time after this session?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jon Smith
      Jon Smith

      Driving at 55 on the expressways here with a 70 limit, you will get run over.    Take a trip on the interstate at 55 MPH and let us know how it goes for you.     I drive Dallas to Houston 2 or 3 times a year (75 limit) 55 just will not work. Not trying to be disrespectful, just wondering in real driving conditions what the range would be.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ramblin Man
      Ramblin Man In reply to Jon Smith

      Jon Smith no kidding. Freeway limit here is 65 in the city. But most people are doing 80. Freeway speed outside the city is 80.

      about 1 year ago
    • Licensed 2 style
      Licensed 2 style

      way to push the bolt to the limits and to show what is possible. This cars beats any Tesla by a long shout even a 100D like you mentioned. I hope to have this car one day.

      about 1 year ago
    • Vilkesh Patel
      Vilkesh Patel

      how can u get 100 miles more then what they say

      about 1 year ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to Vilkesh Patel

      Because they understated the mileage to avoid lawsuits. Probably if you just took off at 60 MPH you would go at least 238 miles.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rafas Mom
      Rafas Mom In reply to Vilkesh Patel

      Regenerative braking, if used properly, really helps.

      about 1 year ago
    • French Fry
      French Fry

      This mileage is quite doable. The AC on this car uses very little energy. I drive the freeway everyday in Houston and its damn hot here. I lose about 15 miles on 230 miles with the AC on. Stop and go traffic is almost perpetual motion, even with the AC on. I was on the wait list for a Model 3 but decided to pull the trigger on the Bolt. I like hot hatches and this definitely fits that category.
      Freeway driving on a flat surface with the ac on doing 60 mph can go 238 miles. I have done it here. Combined freeway and stop start can easily get more than 238 miles on the Bolt. GM hit it out of the park with this one! And I am not a GM or Tesla fanboy...just an honest review.

      about 1 year ago
    • EV Addicted
      EV Addicted

      You drove it in the best possible conditions. Most EVs are very efficient at speeds up to 55mph. I see you average efficiency is 5.7mi/kwh. At this rate my 2014 Nissan Leaf get over 100mi range even though its rated for 84mi. You should try to take it fully charged on the interstate with no slow downs and keep with the traffic at 70mph. Then i am curious if you can make 200 miles on one charge.

      about 1 year ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to EV Addicted

      EV Addicted At 70 I expect to get 250 minimum miles.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tim Mattox
      Tim Mattox

      Just got my new 2017 Cancun Red Chevy Bolt last week. I aspire to know as much as you, and to hit 340 miles or anywhere above 300 on a charge. Amazing!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Jason Alexander
      Jason Alexander

      How in the ??? Were you driving 20mph?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ramblin Man
      Ramblin Man In reply to Jason Alexander

      Keith Landers how can you go 55 on freeway? You'd get a ticket here for that.

      about 1 year ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to Jason Alexander

      Jason Alexander,

      No, I drive normal...You can't not go hard on electric cars if you want to focus on mileage.

      I go 55mph on freeways and nothing more. I can sometimes get it to 60mph if I go down hill(you have to judge it). When it comes to stopping I use the paddle in the back of the steering wheel(which is regen).

      I average 330/350 miles in range everyday.

      about 1 year ago
    • TJ TJ
      TJ TJ

      Thanks for the good information​.My daily commute from the I.E to L.A. is 55 miles each way. I'm usually blasting down the freeway at 70 to 80 mph and sustaining 260 miles per charge. The road is basically flat and I always drive in L mode. I charge 4 hours per night to stay at 100%.

      about 2 years ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to TJ TJ

      TheMaximBond Yes 260 miles at 75 MPH is about right.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bond
      Bond In reply to TJ TJ

      TJ TJ seriously? So you could go 260 miles non-stop on the highway @75 mph? That's unbelievable!
      Are you sure it's miles, not km? :)

      about 1 year ago
    • EV Addicted
      EV Addicted

      55MPH is efficient speed even for EVs. In my 2014 Leaf SL at 55MPH constant speed i still get 4.5mi/kWhand this is almost no regen except when i exit the highway. I am curious to see Bolt EV on long trip at constant speed of 65MPH. At this speed you are not way too slower than the rest of the traffic and should be safe.

      about 2 years ago
    • peterdaniel66
      peterdaniel66

      No wonder you got some great mileage.. You live and drive in the traffic hell hole of the world!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Cyberslug1
      Cyberslug1

      The Tesla Model S 100D is rated for 331.1 city, 337.2 highway, 335 Combined and people have went 500+ miles on a charge with a 85D so we can expect 600+ miles with a 100D.
      Sorry be the Bolt can't touch that.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jeremy MacDonald
      Jeremy MacDonald In reply to Cyberslug1

      Cyberslug1 yeah but even rich people don't spend over $150k on a car that's an uneducated decision and I'm a huge tesla fan since 2011 and yet I still purchased the chevy bolt lol

      about 1 year ago
    • peterdaniel66
      peterdaniel66 In reply to Cyberslug1

      Yah... but for the same price of a Tesla, you can buy 4 Bolts... so please.. stop with the stupid comparison

      about 2 years ago
    • Randy Green
      Randy Green

      That's unreal! I've been waiting for the model 3, but I might not wait and snag a Bolt.

      about 2 years ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to Randy Green

      Randy Green Good choice! It is “insanely great”! Better realistic holographic almost audiophile quality sound from an IPhone 6.

      about 1 year ago
    • Fekillix
      Fekillix

      Thank god there is no imperial unit to measure electricity consumption

      about 2 years ago
    • Steven Elliott
      Steven Elliott In reply to Fekillix

      Come on, bushels of electrons per fortnight instead of kWh would be great. ;-)

      about 1 year ago
    • Joe mariconadas
      Joe mariconadas In reply to Fekillix

      And what's your point with that????

      about 1 year ago
    • Zer0Harm
      Zer0Harm

      so my hourly rate in the UK is £0.16p. 59.2kwh x £0.16p = £ 9.4 in electricity? is this right?

      about 2 years ago
    • McGoo x
      McGoo x

      Do a video where you are the freeway at the speed limit, where your ICE comparison vehicles are traveling. Put on the A/C, then let us know what real world mileage is. (: Apples to Apples

      about 2 years ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to McGoo x

      Amen and amen!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to McGoo x

      Ramblin Man especially motoring down the Coast Route in your Bolt. Doesn’t get much better!

      about 1 year ago
    • Ramblin Man
      Ramblin Man In reply to McGoo x

      McGoo x who needs AC. Crank down the windows.

      about 1 year ago
    • conlonkyle
      conlonkyle In reply to McGoo x

      A.c. doesn't use much ....... it's the heater that kills every range.

      about 2 years ago
    • pete9b
      pete9b

      Great video Keith, thanks 👍🏻

      about 2 years ago
    • John Donlon
      John Donlon

      The 238 mile range is given as a guide for normal use. You are trying to maximize your range which is great but most people will not want to give it that much thought.

      about 2 years ago
    • EVs for Donkeys 2018
      EVs for Donkeys 2018

      What are you doing as far as driving ?...one pedal drive?
      in town not going over 40 ?
      are you coasting to a stop ?
      how long does it take you to get to 25mph from a dead stop?

      about 2 years ago
    • Kyle Wilkinson
      Kyle Wilkinson In reply to EVs for Donkeys 2018

      I think Peter's problem is that you talk in your video as of the Tesla can't get more than the 335mi for the 100D. You have to be more clear in comparing electric cars in terms of miles on a charge so you don't create false misconceptions

      about 2 years ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to EVs for Donkeys 2018

      Peter,

      I know the tesla gets 500 miles on certain conditions. I was saying straight out the factory in the video.

      I have driven the tesla 100D and I got close to 450/475 on my first attempt.

      about 2 years ago
    • tesla pete
      tesla pete In reply to EVs for Donkeys 2018

      Keith Landers the tesla 100D, under these conditions, gets over 500 miles...

      about 2 years ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to EVs for Donkeys 2018

      John C

      When I drive in town I keep my speeds at 35 mph, but I do get up to 40 mph sometimes.

      Also, I do not use the one pedal at all. I have tried it, but it does not work for me. So I coast a lot to regen the battery.

      Lastly, I never seen how long it takes me to get to 25mph. My guess would be 5 to 7 seconds(just a guess).

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris Farrer
      Chris Farrer

      Amazing! Thank you for posting. I love to see the Bolt over achieving the EPA estimate. I can't wait for mine to arrive!

      about 2 years ago
    • Chris Farrer
      Chris Farrer In reply to Chris Farrer

      Hi Keith. Yes, it's a Nightfall Gray Premier with the Infotainment and Driver Confidence II packages. Hopefully it arrives in early March. Can't wait.

      about 2 years ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to Chris Farrer

      Chris Farrer

      Thanks for the compliment, I am hoping to see how far we can take the bolt!

      What Bolt color did you get?
      Is it the premier edition?

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric Claasen
      Eric Claasen

      Nice! Even better then the EU promise of 520 km! No one believes that; you just proved it is very possible. I am amazed the Bolt almost uses the full 60 kWh of the rated capacity. In real life the battery must be rated at 70 (or so) kWh? Some 10-20% is usually kept in reserve to ensure a long life of the battery.

      about 2 years ago
    • Keith Landers
      Keith Landers In reply to Eric Claasen

      Eric Claasen

      Yeah, as I was hooking it up to the fast charger the screen said I had 1% left. So that makes me wonder that I had at least 10 miles or so before it would have stopped!

      about 2 years ago