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by GetOffYourGas
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: What's with all the Tesla Fans anti-Bolt anger?
Replies: 36
Views: 18700

Re: What's with all the Tesla Fans anti-Bolt anger?

GM will need to discount heavily to stay in the market once the 3 is available, as potential buyers wont buy a slower, more expensive product which doesn't have a comprehensive and free fast charging network for long distance driving. Maybe, but I doubt it. The Bolt is likely to be the only sub $40...
by GetOffYourGas
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Anyone reserving a Model 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 8366

Re: Anyone reserving a Model 3?

Waiting only makes your odds at getting a Tesla even worse Do you believe that Tesla isn't going to survive long term? Because if they do, eventually one will be able to walk into a store and buy one without a reservation. They are aiming for 500,000 cars/year by 2020 after all. So really waiting o...
by GetOffYourGas
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV
Replies: 26
Views: 14975

Re: Tesla Model 3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV

If I had the option to choose between a Bolt and a Model 3, I think the Model 3 would suit me better. And based on the preliminary manufacturers' numbers, the Model 3 will be similarly priced, maybe even cheaper ($30K after incentives vs $35K before incentives). BUT I hope and expect that a year fr...
by GetOffYourGas
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Tesla Model 3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV
Replies: 26
Views: 14975

Re: Tesla Model 3 vs Chevrolet Bolt EV

I have to admit, after last night's reveal, I am leaning much more towards the Model III. It is a sleek, sexy machine. And it's available in AWD. I'm still concerned about Tesla's reliability record, though, so I don't want to be at the front of that line - let the early owners work through the issu...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Anyone reserving a Model 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 8366

Re: Anyone reserving a Model 3?

Personally I'm going to wait this round out. I was among the first in line for the 1st gen EVs, and got my Leaf in early 2012. I'll wait to buy a 2nd gen until there are at least 2 (preferably 3) different models that I can sit in and test drive first. Most likely I'll be comparing a Bolt to a Model...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Will the Bolt EV have different battery pack size options?
Replies: 5
Views: 3583

Re: Will the Bolt EV have different battery pack size options?

The 2016 Nissan Leaf comes with either a 24kWH or 30kWh battery. That's a nominal amount of choice, which really is a tiny difference compared to the Bolt's 60kWh battery. I think that down the road Chevy may introduce larger batteries as options, but certainly at launch it makes sense to limit it t...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Camera rear view mirror
Replies: 35
Views: 17419

Re: Camera rear view mirror

Good point on the side view mirrors.

Regarding brakes, we do have a backup - regen! An EV (or hybrid) can apply negative torque to the drive wheels. Although the amount of torque is going to be more limited than what can be applied through old-fashion brake pads, it's still a backup of sorts.
by GetOffYourGas
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: No adaptive cruise control?!?
Replies: 29
Views: 13115

Re: No adaptive cruise control?!?

Oh, and I should mention that temperature plays a huge role at those speeds. Cold air is denser, and creates noticeably more drag. So my numbers above are at a typical 50F ambient temperature. No knowing your location, I shouldn't assume that you have the same climate as I do. In a warmer climate li...
by GetOffYourGas
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: No adaptive cruise control?!?
Replies: 29
Views: 13115

Re: No adaptive cruise control?!?

If I can buy one for $30K and it will actually go 200 miles at freeway speed, I wouldn't care if it had no cruise control at all! Where did you hear 200 miles at freeway speed? I've only heard an estimated "more than 200 miles" on the EPA test cycle which includes a mix of city and highwa...
by GetOffYourGas
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Two more years on my Volt lease
Replies: 12
Views: 9335

Re: Two more years on my Volt lease

Tesla has AWD as an option. I'm willing to bet that the Model III will have the option as well.

Even RWD would be better than FWD with all of the torque/power that the Bolt will have.

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