2019 Bolt. Average commute speed 68 MPH. This is my 90% charge results. 4.3 mi/ KWH. Really amazing. Seems almost as good as a Tesla for 1/2 the cost.

2019 Bolt. Average commute speed 68 MPH. This is my 90% charge results. 4.3 mi/ KWH. Really amazing. Seems almost as good as a Tesla for 1/2 the cost.

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2019 Bolt. Average commute speed 68 MPH. This is my 90% charge results. 4.3 mi/ KWH. Really amazing. Seems almost as good as a Tesla for 1/2 the cost.



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19 thoughts on “2019 Bolt. Average commute speed 68 MPH. This is my 90% charge results. 4.3 mi/ KWH. Really amazing. Seems almost as good as a Tesla for 1/2 the cost.

  1. I really like the Bolt.

    It’s got a bad rep for the battery fires and the uncomfortable seats of the first generation but things have tremendously improved since then.

    The thing with a Tesla is that people buy them because they are very fast, for the excitement of cutting edge software, full self-driving, the super Charger Network, frequent OTA updates, the structural battery, the castings and to basically have a Tesla badge.

    This is similar to people dumping $1000 on an iPhone while plenty of $300-$400 Android phones would suit their needs and that’s all right, everyone has the right to spend their money as they see fit and to decide what is best for them. A $1000 iPhone does things that many other phones don’t, just like a Tesla does things many other EV don’t.

    Then there are people who are looking for an EV to take them places and, who will mostly charge at home and who would probably never use many of the features that Tesla offers but still offers decent range.

    **The Bolt is uncomplicated**, has a standard charger port that is in the front fender, something reassuring as the car can charge everywhere outside the Tesla network without requiring an adapter and Bolt drivers do not have to back up towards the charger, just drive in and the front port can be reached by the charger cable.

    **The bolt is not a Tesla and that’s fine with me.**

  2. I bought my ’19 used for $15k. Got the battery replaced – basically I have a new car for $15k XD ’twas a steal!

    What I mean to say – it was muuuuuch less than “half”. Can’t find a used Tesla <$40k. The ONLY real advantage they have is charge speed and maaaaaybe smoothness of ride. I know a surgeon who commutes hundreds of miles a day. A bolt would NOT have worked for him.

  3. I’ve mentioned this a few times on this sub before, the big let down for me on the Bolt and Bolt EUV is styling. It’s not a car that I like to look at, doesn’t tickle that part of my brain that likes a car to have certain lines, ride height, and dimensions.

    But, that’s just me! The Bolt represents exactly what the automotive world needs to help push us away from primarily fuel burning vehicles: Price and range.

    For under ~$30k US, you can get into a BEV that can take you between 200 and 250 miles. At a time when the average BEV here in the United States costs nearly double that, the Bolts are a fantastic deal.

    I just wish they looked a bit more like my e-Golf.

  4. On good days, I get 4 miles/kWh at 65 mph in my ID.3. So you’re doing very well. I’ve noticed that the ID.3 does great when there’s no wind, but even a fairly mild sidewind adds 5-10% to the consumption.

  5. My only wish for the Bolt is that over the last 5 years, they could have improved the charging speed. 55kW is pretty slow and it seems crazy that especially with the newer batteries they haven’t been able to get that any higher. I’m not expecting 250kW or anything, but even 80kW by now would be a lot better for road trips.

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