E365
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Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:24 pm

For those interested in a Bolt EV, I'm curious what car you currently drive. Specifically, is the Bolt's combination of price and range making you consider an all-electric car when you wouldn't have before?

Breezy
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:31 pm

I have a Volt and I'm considering adding a Bolt. The Volt has allowed me to experiment with what having an EV would be like.

A 200 mile EV would easily work for me, even accounting for range loss in the winter. The 107-mile Leaf and other mainstream priced EVs would not.

The Bolt would replace our 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. It looks like it's just big enough for our needs.

mitchev
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:33 pm

I currently own a first gen Nissan Leaf, and it's getting close to replacement time. Plus, if the Bolt is the first 'mass produced' 200-mile electric vehicle, I want in!

markbb99
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:36 pm

I have a 2015 Nissan Leaf. The range is most important but like the size of the Bolt. Most of the time I drive by myself. At most I would have 3 passengers .
Also looks like it has newer technology

E365
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:54 pm

I have a 2015 Ford Focus 1.0 hatchback (3 cylinder turbo) that I got in the spring of 2015. The Bolt was the car I wanted at the time, but it didn't exist yet. Needed something in 2015 to replace a rusted-to-near-death 90s BMW.

The current 80 mile class of EVs just doesn't work for me and the Tesla Model S is too expensive. The Bolt is the first EV that feels like the right combo.

michael
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:23 pm

Driving Ford Focus Electric, lease ends in September. The FFE is a really good car, but I'm tired of the limited range.
2013 Ford Focus Electric 51000 miles in 34 months, returned
2014 Volt, returned
2014 Volt, returned,

2017 Volt
2017 Volt
1967 Corvette 427
1962 Corvette 327

pawl
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:33 pm

I own a 2015 Spark EV. Love it, but would like the additional range.

ssspinball
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:05 pm

I have an i3 REx--love it! I've only used gas 4% of all miles driven so far even with a mere 80 mile range, so with 200 mi range I don't think I'll miss the gas engine at all.

It appears to me that Chevy used the i3 as their target, and that is a great thing! The interior/exterior is very similar only toned down a bit, but it has double the range, more passenger space, more cargo space, regular width tires, and 4 full size doors. :D

I still think the i3 interior is the best of any car under $90k, but from the pictures Bolt has easily the best GM interior I've seen (even the gauge cluster looks classy and timeless, noticeably better than the '16 Volt) and is WAY better than anything else in it's price range, no matter the fuel source.

tjka4231
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Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:30 am

I have a 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV with its lease ending in October 2016. The 200 + mile range of the Bolt will be really nice at around twice the range of the RAV4 EV.

VFRMike

Re: Interested in the Bolt EV? What do you currently drive?

Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:43 am

Definitely interested in the Bolt. Second on the waiting list at a major GM/Volt dealer. Although my wife just purchased a 2016 Volt, I currently own a 2001 Ford F150. I am currently using a motorcycle (2002 Honda VFR) for commuting purposes. The VFR is not only far more enjoyable, it's getting 42-43 MPG consistently.

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