The Bolt EV Academy online series explains several of the Bolt EV’s features, driving tips and how-tos. For future Bolt EV drivers, the series illustrates the brighter side, ease, and convenience of living with an electric vehicle – all explained by the engineers and experts who brought the Bolt EV to life.
“As a result of the current business situation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to launch the refreshed Bolt EV in 2021 as a 2022 model and the Bolt EUV remains on schedule,” said GM advanced technology spokeswoman Megan Soule. » […]
If you’re in the market for a full-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV or the extended-range Volt, you ‘d better act fast if you want to take advantage of the full $7,500 one-time federal tax credit granted to plug-in car buyers. The credits are slated to phase out in two steps during the year after an automaker sells its 200,000th electrified ride, which is a feat General Motors accomplished near the end of 2018.
The Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) has tested the range and charge time of popular electric vehicles in winter conditions. 20 vehicles were driven until they stopped completely and shut down, to measure their real world range.
EVs don’t suddenly shut down when they run out of power. Drivers are given several warnings and can maintain regular speed until the very last miles.
EVs on average lose 20 percent of their range in colder climate.
EVs charge more slowly in cold temperatures.
NAF collected 20 of the best-selling electric car models you can buy from Norwegian dealerships as of January 2020.
The test focused on range, consumption and charging time. To test all the cars equally, the test drive was performed without preheating of neither cabin nor battery. All cars drove the same route on the same day, with similar style of driving, and climate control settings.
The test route consisted of city driving, highways and country roads in speeds from 60 kmh (37 mph) to 110 kmh (68 mph). All the cars had one climb through a mountain pass. The longest running cars climbed two mountain passes.
The tests started in Oslo and ended in Hafjell, which is normally a 200 km (124 mi) journey, but the evaluation extended that route to 482 km (300 mi) to cope with the cars with more range. They went through city and highway driving and at least a mountain pass. Speeds ranged from 60 km/h (37 mph) to 110 km/h (68 mph). The idea was to run the EVs until the battery was completely discharged.
NAF also performed a charging test from around 10 percent to a minimum of 80 percent of charge. It was conducted at -2ºC (28.4ºF), and all cars were driving for at least two hours to ensure their batteries were warm.
The first thing the association discovered was that the tested EVs present around 18.5 percent less range than their manufacturers state on WLTP. The worst one was in this was the Opel Ampera-e, a car that you are more used to calling Chevy Bolt. With a WLTP range of 423 km, it managed to run only 296.9 km, or 29.81 percent less. […]
The next General Motors EV will be a renewed Chevrolet Bolt EV, launching in late 2020. This will be followed by a ‘crossover’ version, dubbed the Bolt EUV, launching Summer 2021.
GM says the 2022 Bolt EUV will be the first vehicle outside of the Cadillac brand to feature Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free driving technology. GM promises Super Cruise will be available in 10 name plates by 2021, and expand to 22 vehicles across the GM brands by 2023.
The Cadillac Lyriq luxury SUV will be in April, but details about its launch were not shared. The GMC HUMMER EV is scheduled to be introduced on May 20, with production expected to start in the fall at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
What is clear from this announcement is that aside from the Chevy Bolt, GM’s new EVs are big, heavy vehicles that will appeal to American buyers. GM has not changed that direction.
Some cars look great – until you actually buy them, and then, suddenly, you discover any number of reasons why you want to trade them in in a hurry.
For a variety of reasons, about 3% of the vehicles American motorists buy new will be sold or traded in during their first year of ownership. But a new study by iSeeCars found that the figure runs substantially higher for some products.
The top 10 cars you are likely to trade-in or sell the soonest included eight German and British luxury cars, two Nissans, but no traditional American brands »
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Nissan Versa Note
Here are the 10 cars you are most likely to keep the longest »