My EV experience
New to the forum and EV's. My question regards stated range. Is it like city/highway combined for ICE cars? The reason I ask is I would like to be able to drive to my brothers without recharging and he lives 190 miles away over the Allegheny mountains in central PA. Any facts or opinions are welcome.
Thx in advance.
Hello, I'm new here too. I can't wait to get my Bolt, especially coming from the free-for-two-years Leaf that I recently turned in.
I know that the Bolt will have almost three times the capacity that my Leaf had and it will be somewhat more technologically advanced, but don't expect the 200 miles range-wise.
Now I did drive fast on the Interstate and sometimes with the heater on, but I'd barely make it 50 miles round trip, with the low battery warning flashing each day when I got to my driveway.
When I first got my Leaf I only had the 110 volt, wall outlet plug in. I couldn't even get recharged back to 100% for the next work day. 20 hours to charge to 100% going the 110V route.
I had to buy the 240 volt, 30 amp power supply for $600. It would fully charge my Leaf in about five hours!
Good thing is that I'll be able to use my old setup with the Bolt, plus the State gave me a $250 rebate back on the $600 purchase.
Also, I would not have any EV for your first or second car, unless you're going to be doing city driving mostly. The regen from the brakes really helps out with in-town driving too.
Just my experience of course, but I sweated bullets many times when going off my regular commute and tried to make to an added destination.