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by roundpeg
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Range, real world use case, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 21238

Re: Range, real world use case, etc.

If you live in or near Los Angeles, then the Bolt would be perfect for going just about anywhere in Southern California. Palm Springs, San Diego, Santa Barbara, etc... If you exceed 150 miles, there are plenty of fast chargers along the way that can put 90 miles of range into a Bolt within 30 minut...
by roundpeg
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Range, real world use case, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 21238

Re: Range, real world use case, etc.

Of course you don't necessarily have to use the HOV lanes the entire distance. If you only use them for, say, 20 miles in each direction then they'll have less of an effect on your overall range. So if you can limit the time you spend doing the 75 or 80 MPH then you may still be able to easily stay...
by roundpeg
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Range, real world use case, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 21238

Re: Range, real world use case, etc.

Well I don't tend to drive that fast by choice, or above 70 if I can help it, which often makes me the slowest driver on the freeway. But one of the advantages of owning an EV (or a hybrid) in CA is access to the HOV lanes. It's extremely handy but you can't legally exit and enter these lanes at wil...
by roundpeg
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Range, real world use case, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 21238

Re: Range, real world use case, etc.

Thanks, and thanks for the answer. The big city in question is Los Angeles, so cold is rarely an issue. Of course in California EVs have access to the HOV lanes without a "carpool" but (as Johnny Carson said years ago), on the freeways in LA, anything going less than 65 MPH is a bridge. Ev...
by roundpeg
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Range, real world use case, etc.
Replies: 42
Views: 21238

Range, real world use case, etc.

Hi all, new to the forum, and new to real BEVs (though I do own a LEV, not sure that counts!). Much to my own surprise, I am seriously considering the Bolt to replace my 13-year-old gas burner. My use case is probably a bit different than usual so I was hoping I could run it past some experienced EV...

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