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After an unusual total battery failure (no fire) had the battery pack replaced by GM (not part of the recall program, but they hustled up a replacement as we were now totally without a car, not just driving with a restricted battery pack). After driving for three weeks around town and a few short road trips recharged last night. Today had 490 km (303 miles) on the average expected range. With my driving techniques I have been averaging 13.2 km/100 KW or for our neighbours south of the border, 4.7 mi/KW. No range anxiety here.
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I missed the Ferry there by 3 minutes years ago and have kicked myself in the butt ever since! We did get to ride the train to whistler to ski Im looking forward to more range in my 2017 but the longer it takes for the new battery ....the newer my new main battery will be down the road....when its finally installed. Victoria must be amazing in Early April! I charge quick charge DC only but who cares now with a new battery someday. I absolutely love this car and have been all EV since I leased a Spark EV in 2015
 

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With my driving techniques I have been averaging 13.2 km/100 KW or for our neighbours south of the border, 4.7 mi/KW.
You mean 4.7 miles per kWh? Energy is measured in kWh.

Not sure what "13.2 km/100 KW" refers to. If you could only travel 13.2 km on 100 kWh of energy, that is horrific. Bolt only has 60 or 66 kWh batteries.
 

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You mean 4.7 miles per kWh? Energy is measured in kWh.

Not sure what "13.2 km/100 KW" refers to. If you could only travel 13.2 km on 100 kWh of energy, that is horrific. Bolt only has 60 or 66 kWh batteries.
13.2KWH/100Km is 4.7mi/KWh
I haven鈥檛 got that since last summer so sounds right @Bob Cuthill
 

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How do you get 13.2KW/100km? Anyway, that鈥檚 great!
Me and the wife never get less than 25KW/100KM here in Toronto. But it is starting to warm up a bit.
We also do not take it easy with our cars and have the heat set to 22C, drive with Winter Tires on, do lots of jack rabbit starts because they are satisfying, and spend lots of time on the highway going 鈥渇ast鈥 like everyone else. LOL
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How do you get 13.2KW/100km? Anyway, that鈥檚 great!
Me and the wife never get less than 25KW/100KM here in Toronto. But it is starting to warm up a bit.
We also do not take it easy with our cars and have the heat set to 22C, drive with Winter Tires on, do lots of jack rabbit starts because they are satisfying, and spend lots of time on the highway going 鈥渇ast鈥 like everyone else. LOL
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We also do not take it easy with our cars and have the heat set to 22C, drive with Winter Tires on, do lots of jack rabbit starts because they are satisfying, and spend lots of time on the highway going 鈥渇ast鈥 like everyone else. LOL
Life is good!
some reach for extreme efficiency and some want to be comfortable and quite a few 鈥渏ust want to have fuh un鈥
I go back and forth but it鈥檚 hard to get under 24 on the Gardener and Lakeshore parking lots. 馃槣馃槣馃ぃ馃ぃ
 

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With my driving techniques I have been averaging 13.2 km/100 KW or for our neighbours south of the border, 4.7 mi/KW. No range anxiety here.
In the summer I usually get somewhere in the range of 11 to 12kWh/100 km while driving locally around Vancouver but that can go up to 20 to 30kWh/100km in the winter if I'm using heat. On road trips out on the highways it's usually closer to the EPA rated efficiency of around 16 kWh/100km, or more if I'm going over the mountain passes.
 

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You mean 4.7 miles per kWh? Energy is measured in kWh.

Not sure what "13.2 km/100 KW" refers to. If you could only travel 13.2 km on 100 kWh of energy, that is horrific. Bolt only has 60 or 66 kWh batteries.
Not sure if it was my dyslexia or dementia that had me confused but it looks like I transposed my km and kWh. It should read 13.2 kWh/100km. So the battery in our car would give about 470 km range (almost 300 miles) with careful driving technique. Sorry about the confusion
 
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