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the charging meter in the car is routinely called the "guess-o-meter" it reflects range based on past driving habits, as you drive more efficiently it's 'range' estimate will change, if you drive less efficiently then it will show less range.

if you look at the "green bars" - there are 4 sections - and each bar represents 5% of battery charge - normal charging (hill top reserve active) will charge the car to 88-90% (this number can be seen in the mychevy.app)

you aren't the 1st new owner to have this problem - and over time as the car learns your driving habits the range estimate will be more accurate - for now you can ignore it.
 

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to get the 238 mile range you have to do at least 2 things

1. charge the car to full (100% - hill top reserve off)
2. get approximately 4 miles for each kWh (60 kWh * 4 miles = 240 miles of range) - which requires careful driving at posted speed limits and minimal terrain/speed variation.

depending on driving style, terrain, climate control use, weather and other factors you will get anywhere from 2 to 6 miles per kWh - that equates into. 120-360 miles of range from a single charge - 160-200 is fairly common and easy to achieve.

this is true of all EV cars and it's fairly easy to be inefficient or very efficient - but the advertised ranges are typically idealized cases for "normal" use - and it's fairly easy to find real world situations in which you won't achieve that range - but you can often get pretty close and if you work really hard to optimize your driving you can also do better than the advertised range.

for day to day it rarely matters and you can rest assured that for typical < 150 mile days the Bolt or any other EV with 2xx miles range will more than meet your daily expectations.
 
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