2017 Chevrolt Bolt EV
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Mine is ~17% less now than during summer months, similar driving patterns. I rarely use the cabin heating and generally precondition before going out. Most of my driving is short errands.Saw another report that said 20 to 30% for the Bolt. I can recall 1 maybe 2 posts from people mentioning these percentages.
Various people blame the heater as a major contributor to that loss. Since I don’t live up North I can Niether confirm nor deny theses values.
would be curious to see who does
And all of these based on an "estimated" value ?
Fellow Minnesotan here.
That's a good point!I lost about 25% but I also mounted Michelin CC2 on mine. It should be more like 20% if I kept the OEM Michelin. But they were horrible even in the wet weather.
I noticed your full charge range was 180 miles too. I miss the 240 miles range of summer with the OEM tires.That's a good point!
The approximate 20% loss I noted on our trip last week, was with Michelin X-Ice Snows on 16" wheels. The wheels are about 5 lbs. lighter/each than the stock 17" wheels though. I don't really know what effect these tires have on our range, but I would think they would reduce it a bit.
You realized that 78.6% of statistics are made up on the spot.It's always colorful when someone posts "estimated" results. I can estimate that I'll be a billionaire in six months but that doesn't make it so. I think reporting estimates should be practically considered criminal. Either you tested it or you didn't. If you did test it, hopefully you did it more than once and averaged results. And, hopefully you have facts and figures. Anyone who estimates things that are essentially emperical data items should be castrated with a fork.
You're doing very well. My summer range was 3.7 mi/kWh and winter is a bismal 2.8 mi/kWhMy 2 percent of the dollar:
Avg mpkwh summer - 4.0
Avg mpkwh winter (so far) - 3.3
Windshield frost/fogging are one of major culprits leading to use of heater. Also I like my butt and my kids warm. (actually warming the butt is cheap with seat warmers, it's the kids who take all the energy, both in and out of the car)