In Chevrolet’s latest Bolt press release, the automaker claims that owners have collectively travelled 4,570,300 miles in their brand new electric cars within the span of a few months. More specifically, from December 2016 to April 2, 2017, the Bolt EV managed to save an estimated 175,000 gallons of gas.
Their fuel savings number was based on an average EPA-estimated 26 mpg car, and fuels savings in a electric car is proportional to miles traveled, meaning those gallons saved will increase exponentially. Sure, it may not seem like much compared to the miles Tesla owners have racked up, but the Bolt is still in its rollout process.
Currently they are only sold in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington and Virginia with 3,492 cars delivered. That works out to around 1,308 miles per car.
The average Bolt EV owner drives approximately 53 miles per day, with some driving going beyond the EPA-estimated 238 miles of range.
“One Bolt EV owner set a new range record by traveling 310 miles on a single charge and on a continuous trip. While this achievement is not typical of average Bolt EV range, some drivers are finding new roads and new range.”
Though your actual range is dependent on a variety of factors including temperature, terrain and how heavy footed you are. Still, the numbers are impressive as the Bolt is already averaging around 1 million miles per month.