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My hubby and I purchased a 2019 Bolt in September and we are loving it! It is technically HIS car, but I beg to drive it at every opportunity. :ROFLMAO: I can't wait until it is my turn to get a new EV.

We've really learned a great deal reading the posts on this forum, both before and after purchasing the car. So thank you all for sharing your wisdom and advice! We've already made some mid-rang trips in the car and we're getting used to how our Bolt performs on road trips. We've finally decided to take the leap and do a long distance road trip soon.

We love our Bolt and it's great to hang out with others who feel the same. It is a wonderful car and it's a shame it doesn't get more attention.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Bolt purchase. We've been (still) enjoying ours for 14 months.
Thanks for the welcome! I can't get over how quiet the car is and how fast it accelerates. One pedal driving with the regen paddle on the steering wheel is the best! I pout whenever I have to go back to driving my Subaru. LOL!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Road tripping current BEVs is not for everyone. Report back as to what you find and feel.

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Thank you for the welcome. This weekend we are taking off, heading north to PA. This will be the first road trip we've done where we will have to rely on multiple DCFC stops to get us there and back. It is a little daunting to contemplate, but I think everything will go okay. We've watched lots of NewsCoulomb videos and we are armed with data from A Better Route Planner and PlugShare (for alternate places to charge, just in case). Snacks are packed and e-books are loaded on to devices.

I'm looking forward to the trip as a proof of concept that a Bolt can be a long range trip car. If we don't find it too painful, then we will consider getting another Bolt to replace my Subaru. I want a 2020 in Oasis Blue. :)
 

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We've watched lots of NewsCoulomb videos
Hopefully you caught the one where he holds the charge cord handle until the car latches on to it. I haven't done it yet, but from these forums, it is apparent that some of the failed Electrify America sessions are from the Bolt's locking mechanism failing to overcome the weight of the cord.
 

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Hopefully you caught the one where he holds the charge cord handle until the car latches on to it. I haven't done it yet, but from these forums, it is apparent that some of the failed Electrify America sessions are from the Bolt's locking mechanism failing to overcome the weight of the cord.
Yes, I did see that one! We've never used Electrify America chargers before, so we shall see how it goes. 🤞
 

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Thanks for the welcome! I can't get over how quiet the car is and how fast it accelerates. One pedal driving with the regen paddle on the steering wheel is the best! I pout whenever I have to go back to driving my Subaru. LOL!
I know exactly how you feel. I sold my Subaru!
 

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Ha, I just sold my 12 year old Subaru before getting the Bolt. I see a pattern emerging here.
Pattern that Subaru likes and claims that its customers do not want hybrid & electric vehicles. So, we vote with our wallet. :)

I expect Toyota, another hold out, to start losing customers.

"Yet, neither the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback or Legacy is offered with a battery option. Subaru says buyers aren’t interested."

 
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