Chevy has finally revealed the Bolt EV’s EPA-estimated range and it has a whopping 238 miles combined.
That’s 238 miles per full charge, more than enough for the average 40 mile daily commute most people make and if you drive conservatively the Bolt may be able to go beyond the estimated 238 miles. Publications are already test driving pre-production Bolts and some drivers are exceeding the estimated range.
Green Car Reports managed to get 240 miles on a single charge and they said it was the lowest range achieved by four journalists who were also test driving the Bolt along the California coast. According to them, one journalist managed to cover the 235 miles from Monterey, California, south to Santa Barbara with 32 miles to spare. This route has a bit of everything to test the Bolt EV’s range; slow moving motor homes, country roads, speeds of 40 to 60 mph or 70 to 75, etc.
The Bolt’s 60-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack was up to the challenge and the AC was even turned on low for parts of the trip in order to combat the 90+ degree weather.
We also have the EPA estimated range for both city and highway thanks to forum member Zoomit:
More details are sure to be released closer to the Bolt’s release date and maybe we’ll even see the configuration page soon.