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Hi everyone! My name is Ryan, I've had my 2017 Premier for about 2 years. I am working on a project with Out of Spec Reviews (https://www.youtube.com/c/OutofSpecReviews), we want to compare the range between a Bolt that received the recall battery replacement and one that has not. We're looking for a 2017-2019 Premier with OEM wheels and tires that has not received a new battery. If you're in the Denver area and are willing to let us borrow your car for testing, please send me a DM or reply below with the year and trim level of your bolt, what wheels and tires it has, whether it has received the replacement battery, whether it has the updated software with the 80% charge limit, and how many miles are on the vehicle. Let me know if you have any questions!

I'm really looking forward to talking with you all and quantifying just how much range we're unlocking with the new battery. Thanks!
Ryan
 

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What you want can鈥檛 be done because the Bolt EV who didn鈥檛 receive the new battery are limited to 80% SOC. So a range test would not be accurate, IMO. There was a comparison test made by Tom on YouTube with the same Bolt before and after the battery replacement.
 

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It can be done. I've charged mine to 100% SOC a few times in 2022 and could have charged to 100% just 1.5 month ago. I have a new battery now.
That鈥檚 not about Canadian Bolt EV. Almost all Bolt EV who didn鈥檛 have the battery changed in US have the 80% restriction patch. There were restrictions that did not allow Bolt EV to park in certain places because of the fear of burning鈥 You needed to show the proof of 80% or battery replacement to be able to do it.
I could charge my Bolt EV to 100% before changing mine. And always parked it in my garage. But I don鈥檛 live in Denver either.
 

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The 80% charge limit is definitely a consideration. You鈥檙e right, most people will either have a new battery or will have the software patch, but we鈥檙e hoping we can still find an original battery without the 80% limit! Tom鈥檚 test was great, we鈥檙e looking to do something similar. We want to have two cars run at the same time so temperature and wind aren鈥檛 a factor. We鈥檇 also like to run the test when the weather is a bit warmer so we get a better representation of best case, real world range.
 
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