Good update, congratulations on your two year anniversary and thanks for sharing your ownership, driving, and charging experiences with us all.
In my opinion, I would refine your statement that "Technically, GM is two years ahead of their competition"
to something more like, as it now turns out when the 2017 Bolt launched it was in so many ways technically ahead of the competition.
- Usability / practicality
But as the EV market has evolved, and GM has not yet substantially updated the design, the Bolt appears to be falling behind in
- Max DCFC rate still below 1C
- Aggressive DCFC taper curve
- refinement of UI software / features with the existing population or with a few exceptions the newer model year vehicles
All in all, it is still an amazing engineering accomplishment and a fantastically dependable, reliable, competitive, and incredibly fun to drive vehicle. As of today I am only about 4 months, but many miles behind you in my Bolt experience, and I am more impressed with it today then I was the day I got it.
I am beginning to wonder if the reason we have not heard of any near term GM EV's (In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV. 10/02/2017
) is due to the end of the Federal tax credit approaching and the persistence of the Bolt still being relatively competitive to the long range EV competition.
The "Cadillac being the first BEV3 brand
" announcement has me a bit concerned