Today I'm Brenda battery down as low as possible to gauge my maximum driving range. Hope I find a charging station

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    • Larry Butler
      Larry Butler

      I charge $85/hour for my time working. Add to that whatever money you waste in the shopping centers waiting and waiting for all that wonderful "free juice". My Smart GV charges in under 3 minutes for $16 from empty. What is your life worth??
      ....and, I never need a new $5,000 to $18,000 battery pack for any reason. No thanks.....

      about 1 year ago
    • BerryvilleFam
      BerryvilleFam

      I am a Chevy bolt owner as well. My range has varied from 190 to 250 miles. The biggest factor is the exterior temperature and whether or not I run the heater. The 190 mile range occurrs at 30 degrees F with the heat cranked up. It’s still a great car! Just so you know I have a good friend with a Tesla and he has the same issue.

      about 1 year ago
    • Trevor Kemp
      Trevor Kemp

      The 238 Mi range is the EPA estimate and that would take into account for somebody who is Generaly using the climate control and probably doing a little bit more aggressive acceleration and breaking then you are doing for sure plus I don't know if that EPA estimate is taking into complete account all the regenerative braking that is happening especially considering somebody who is doing some more aggressive braking then one pedal driving is actually using the friction brakes as well which reduces the efficiency of the vehicle so yeah based on the videos I've seen you post this Vehicles Great car for you man.

      about 1 year ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to Trevor Kemp

      Yeah I agree, I think they didn't account for those option, please subscribe.

      about 1 year ago
    • Willie Chaney
      Willie Chaney

      So I see that this is a level 2 charging station and my question is if you set your amperage draw from 8 to 12 will the car charge faster and/or provide greater range?

      about 1 year ago
    • Articles Of Truth
      Articles Of Truth

      Should I drive the car in the L position all the time ??
      Also can I drive the Bolt at 65 miles an hour while in the L position??

      about 1 year ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to Articles Of Truth

      I drive in L all the time, I hardly ever touch the breaks.

      about 1 year ago
    • Julia Set
      Julia Set

      I live in Phoenix so I was expecting the air conditioning to really eat into the range. But so far I’m still getting at least 200 miles.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kent Purdy
      Kent Purdy

      Freezing and below really has an adverse affect on the battery. Thus, why you're experiencing such long range.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kyle Dawson
      Kyle Dawson

      WTF. Nothing is free in life. Your State taxpayer dollars payed for that Electric Station.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jim McCall
      Jim McCall In reply to Kyle Dawson

      Everything costs. Definitely. All that Petroleum that cars are guzzling in the Middle East cost a lot too in additional costs, like the 2.4 trillion $ Iraq war. According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money.

      about 1 year ago
    • TheGerm24
      TheGerm24 In reply to Kyle Dawson

      Your lungs pay for the pollution coming from fossil fuels. It is probably worth it to the local government to pay for that electric car to be charged.

      about 1 year ago
    • Clay McDonald
      Clay McDonald

      Eric, what range should I expect to get if I'm driving mostly 65-70mph? I have a few 90-200 mile highway trips I take every year. Chargers are provided at the destination, but I wasn't sure how quickly the battery drains at high speeds.
      Great Bolt content, by the way!

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to Clay McDonald

      It all depends you the terrain, from my experience my 75 mile round trip commute will yield me a total 260+, if fill-up every 3rd day.

      about 2 years ago
    • H Mussavi
      H Mussavi

      hey can you do Regen on drive mode too or it have to be on low mode only and which one is the best mode to use on freeway? thanks

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to H Mussavi

      you can regen, in drive but its 10x better in low, I regen at least 10+ miles on my commute to work driving in low.

      about 2 years ago
    • nosferaturr
      nosferaturr

      Tour videos convince me to buy one ! I'am from Quebec, Canada :) Just order it today... Thx.

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to nosferaturr

      I'm glad I could help. :-)

      about 2 years ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46

      Not sure if GM is hyper conservative on the range estimate, or there is a secret REx somewhere in the car XD

      about 2 years ago
    • Scott Franco
      Scott Franco

      Ohhh, free charge! Only about 9 more hours! Whooopeeeeeee!

      about 2 years ago
    • wdbldr67
      wdbldr67

      Put that thing on a freeway at a solid 65 to 70 miles per hour for 100 miles then compare mileage used to the rated remaining. So far I have seen no tests for that yet and I am curious.

      about 2 years ago
    • LivingSquirel
      LivingSquirel

      I gotta ask since this is a charging video. Did you have to specially order the quick charger or dis most on the showroom floor have it already installed?

      about 2 years ago
    • Julia Set
      Julia Set In reply to LivingSquirel

      You get a Level 1 charger with the vehicle. It uses a 120v 15 Amp circuit like you have in your living room. It is current limited to 8 Amp or 12 Amp and could take 24 hours or more for a full charge. Level 2 is 240V and 40 Amp, and will do a full charge in about 10 hours. It will cost you about $1000-$1500 depending on bells and whistles. So far, I have been very happy with just the Level 1 only because I’m retired and do not have a commute. If you have to commute every day you will need Level 2 for sure.

      about 1 year ago
    • Brandon Barlow
      Brandon Barlow

      Can you please do a video of you using the D.C. fast charge

      about 2 years ago
    • Kirivan Yam
      Kirivan Yam

      I have the 2013 Volt does the Bolt EV have the triple loud chirps then you leave the car on and leave with the key fob?

      about 2 years ago
    • Tim Miser
      Tim Miser In reply to Kirivan Yam

      Yes it does.

      about 2 years ago
    • MrXtraconservative
      MrXtraconservative

      Interesting video, thanks. Seems crazy to type an eight digit number to activate a free public charger. What's the point of that? Once that hand-written sticker falls off, it becomes useless?

      about 2 years ago
    • LivingSquirel
      LivingSquirel In reply to MrXtraconservative

      MrXtraconservative I'd bet its part of the development in the back of the video. As long as the residents don't get itchy with potential outsiders using it 🤤😛

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to MrXtraconservative

      That's why I took a picture it will last longer LOL :-)

      about 2 years ago
    • glecko
      glecko

      Do you have a L2 charger at home?

      about 2 years ago
    • smarzig
      smarzig In reply to glecko

      do you know how much it is to charge at home compared to EVGO?

      about 1 year ago
    • LivingSquirel
      LivingSquirel In reply to glecko

      Eric White Evgo is limited in my area did you happen to find a bunch to want to pay for their dc monthly charge. I got only one dc charger that I know of and its ev go. I'd have to go out of my way to get a chargepoint dc charger near me.

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to glecko

      yeppers but I use the DC Fast charger by EVGO it price is cheaper than my home utility and its charges 10x faster than my L2 charger.

      about 2 years ago
    • vavrorvav
      vavrorvav

      by the way I think it's pretty cool that chevrolet tells you the EPA rating is 238 miles even though you are able to reach around 250mi, in Europe they would tell you can reach 280mi according to NEDC but they also mention that it is in super special conditions so basically they lie to you however EPA is very honest

      about 2 years ago
    • Leo M. Mara
      Leo M. Mara In reply to vavrorvav

      Temperature has a great effect on EV mileage. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (mild climate) and have averaged 287 miles on a full charge over the 6K mi. I have driven it.

      about 18 days ago
    • Tim Miser
      Tim Miser In reply to vavrorvav

      I live in a colder climate where just the heated seats and steering wheel are not enough to keep you comfortable.  With the heater going I'll get about 190 miles on my Bolt and probably even less when it gets real cold so that 238 number is high or low depending on a lot of factors.

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to vavrorvav

      Sorry to hear that.

      about 2 years ago
    • vavrorvav
      vavrorvav

      Eric this is beautiful, to be able to travel 198mi (316km) and still have 57mi (91km) left that is amazing! with this car I would only need to recharge maybe once a week, my distance to work is 25,5mi (40,7km) so daily commute is 51mi (81,4km) I could benefit from this car so much!

      thank you for this information

      about 2 years ago
    • litshackblink
      litshackblink

      Does one pedal driving activate the brake lights?

      about 2 years ago
    • Leo M. Mara
      Leo M. Mara In reply to litshackblink

      Yes

      about 18 days ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to litshackblink

      litshackblink yeppers!

      about 2 years ago
    • courtney Vegan
      courtney Vegan In reply to litshackblink

      litshackblink yes.

      about 2 years ago
    • TRY to HELP you
      TRY to HELP you

      thanks for sharing this! free charging stations are rare in Maryland. 2 bucks an hour is normal up to 7.2 kW. my car pulls 3.6 true kW. (leaf 2012). I wonder, have you DC quick charged yet? perhaps signed up with EV go or another charging brand? there's like 5 brands out here. thanks again!

      about 2 years ago
    • David Drake
      David Drake In reply to TRY to HELP you

      Eric White Eric I am close to you I am at 5600 feet on Palomar Mountain. I do Uber off and on in your area. Where is this charger in Wildomar please. I invite you up to Mother’s Kitchen (Google map it) essentially take 395 out from Pechanga highway through Rainbow and down to 76 turn left and past Pala Casino ( very scenic) and continue through Pauma Valley and pass by Pauma Valley Country Club. Keep left at junction of 76 and Valley Center Road and go uphill (very very scenic) to sign for left turn Palomar or Straight to Lake Henshaw ( great fishing ) climb the Highway to the Stars Extraordinarily scenic with pull overs along the way take plenty of pictures! Turn left at the top and go about 500 feet to Mother’s kitchen and the store ( very exotic items) on your left. Breath taking views! Fantastic water! ( Arrowhead pumps water here) DO NOT STAY THREE DAYS YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to TRY to HELP you

      TRY to HELP you yes the DC fast charger will give me 90 miles in 30 minutes

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

      just wondering if you coast to a red light or 'gas it' to the red?

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric White
      Eric White In reply to EVs for Donkeys 2018

      John C No I used 1 pedal driving, I get the maximum battery regeneration. I slowly raise my foot off the gas pedal to bring the car to a stop.

      about 2 years ago