atc98092· Super Moderator
2022 Bolt EUV Premier: sold back to GM Jan ‘23
The problem is, especially among new EV drivers, they want to know how far they can drive. Not how much charge is in the battery. Yes, with experience the driver would benefit more by knowing the state of charge, and not some arbitrary distance that may or may not be accurate for the upcoming drive. The car can't know that your previous drive was flat terrain and moderate speeds, while your upcoming trip is on the freeway and will be crossing a mountain pass (or two). But the GOM at least gives the less experienced some idea about how far they can drive. With the Bolt displaying a min and max value, that helps the driver at least consider what the upcoming trip might actually need for range.Rather than the GOM's psychoanalysis, would rather have a simple meter showing how much actual charge is in the batteries.