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by dDF
Sun May 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Ioniq vs Bolt: 124 miles or $9,280?
Replies: 69
Views: 25253

Re: Ioniq vs Bolt: 124 miles or $9,280?

------ The OP asked whether the 2017 Bolt or the 2017 Ioniq was a better car. He/She didn't ask whether it was a cheaper car. He/She didn't ask about hypothetical Ioniq in year of our Lord 20XX. By stating that the Ioniq EV "target audience are California residents", you essentially agree...
by dDF
Sun May 28, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Ioniq vs Bolt: 124 miles or $9,280?
Replies: 69
Views: 25253

Re: Ioniq vs Bolt: 124 miles or $9,280?

Just because the Ioniq doesn't meet YOUR needs, doesn't mean that it won't be attractive to other buyers. 125 mile range would suit me fine (for almost $10K less), and Hyundai is working on offering a larger battery for 2018. As a data point, about 17.5 million cars were sold in the US last year. Y...
by dDF
Sun May 28, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Rate Chevy Bolt
Replies: 52
Views: 45794

Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Do you guys think Chevy Bolt is better than Hyundai IONIQ? Frankly, I do not understand Ioniq's purpose on the US market. Even as other manufacturers (who want a slice of action in the upcoming EV party) are sweating blood to come up with a 200-250 mile, highly distinct car, Hyundai surprises us wi...
by dDF
Sat May 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: I love my Bolt!
Replies: 83
Views: 27005

Re: I love my Bolt!

I am Prius-trained, and I drive every car as if it were a hybrid, usually achieving 10-15% better fuel economy than the EPA estimate. If I drive the Bolt in this mode an on my normal routes (a little bit of everything), it returns 4.8 mi/kWh, translating into theoretical 288 mi on full battery. I ha...
by dDF
Thu May 25, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Virginia anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 3595

Re: Virginia anyone?

Next time I go to IKEA, I'll l :shock: k out for your Bolt. I live at the northernmost tip of VA and circulate in NoVa for a couple of days a week. I am yet to see one single Bolt (that's not mine) on the road. Which is kind of weird, because Bolts have been in Virginia dealerships since Feb 2017, a...
by dDF
Wed May 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future
Replies: 73
Views: 40004

Re: The Chevy Bolt Is the Ugly Car of the (Very Near) Future

What the Bloomberg pen-pusher (along with many others) overlooked is that the Bolt ushered in the era of pragmatic, affordable long-range EV's. Not everybody invests money into a car to salivate over its (supposedly) "sexy" shape. I need my car to carry my work gear, for which I need a hat...
by dDF
Wed May 24, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Flat Tire after one week--Car had to be towed
Replies: 31
Views: 13410

Re: Flat Tire after one week--Car had to be towed

Perhaps I should post this question in a separate thread: where can I get a donut-style spare wheel? Has anyone done that? I do not have 100% confidence the self-sealing tire notion, unless the penetrating object is a small nail or screw.
by dDF
Tue May 23, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Unfortunately Bolt is still a compliance car from GM
Replies: 71
Views: 27077

Re: Unfortunately Bolt is still a compliance car from GM

Whatever for would they need another compliance car? Don't they already have the Spark (and possibly the Volt, which is kind of electric, too).

I think it's more like real-life feasibility study, because Bolt happens to be the first utilitarian, non-exotic, long range EV.

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