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I am Larry Copley and have been lurking around here for a while but just got the Bolt EV Premier December 15, 17 and have grown to so much appreciate this car in Vancouver, Washington.

Each day I drive to Portland, Oregon where I work as Electrical Engineer with Lithium-Ion Battery operated power and other power tools.

We just had our first White Christmas in some time and the new car is great in the snow. But I did notice the lack of clearance to the struts where I won't be able to use snow chains, so have to look and see what Chevy recommends.
 

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Congrats on the new acquisition...
The Bolt is an amazing car.
You won't be disappointed...

4 months of gas free driving for me now and i don't miss it one bit.
 

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Only recommendation I can offer is careful of the immediate torque on the snow/slush/ice. It was the first thing I had to adjust to when first driving EV in my old Gen 2 Volt, but I had to relearn when snow fell (again with my Bolt as well). That immediate torque catches you off guard at times.
 

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How do you deal with it? Is just a matter of gentle on the pedal? Stay out of "sport"?
You got it. Hard part is making it automatic. My foot memory was still trained for normal dry road EV driving so the immediate torque wasn't an issue. It was actually pleasant what with the feeling of being pushed into my seat from a stop light.

It's when you get used to this torquey driving that gets you in trouble on snow/ice/slush. It even happens the opposite way.
Today when the roads were dry and cleared, I found myself wondering why my Bolt was so slow accelerating from stops. Turns out I had kept yesterday's retraining of slow acceleration on snow such that I was doing the same thing on dry roads. Voila, no more pushed-into-seat feeling from a stop.

So, I don't really deal with it so much as I try to not let it panic me. Just gotta realize I'm in a torquey car now...
 
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