Driving The Electric Chevy Bolt EV: Will It Cause You Range Anxiety?

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Drivers of the #Chevy Bolt EV rely on a gauge that is prominently displayed to help keep track of available range. This gauge provides valuable information.

 

The gauge is displayed on an 8.0-inch digital instrument-cluster screen.  The number in the middle represents the vehicle’s best estimate for how much further it can travel before running out of juice.

 

This middle number is flanked by a maximum and a minimum range estimate. As the Chevy Bolt EV is driven more efficiently, a green bar rises from the middle number to indicate that the vehicle is trending upward toward the maximum range.

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If the vehicle is using more energy, a yellow bar stretches down toward the minimum range number. The spread between the maximum and minimum numbers narrows as the vehicle’s battery is further depleted. For example, prior to starting a test drive of approximately 240 miles, the Chevy Bolt EV, when fully charged, displayed a main range estimate of 225 miles at the start, with a maximum of 265 and a minimum of 184 miles.  When the test drive was finished, the gauge showed 34 miles, the maximum was 40 and the minimum was 27.

 

Range anxiety in the Chevy Bolt occurs on a different scale than in most other EVs. With less than one-fourth of battery capacity remaining, the range display can sometimes turn into a somewhat disturbing shade of orange; the sort of color that in another EV might prompt you to find a charging station as soon as possible.  But in the Chevy Bolt, it is likely to have 30 or 40 miles of range remaining when this happens, giving you plenty of time to run a few errands before needing to find your next charge point.

 

To learn more about the benefits of the Chevy Bolt EV, visit Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Pine Belt Chevy takes pride in serving New Jersey customers with a great deal more dedication, commitment and honesty than any Lakewood car dealers.

 

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Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com

Charging The Electric Chevy Bolt EV Is Easy

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If you can charge your cell phone, you can charge the #Chevy Bolt EV.

It is very convenient to charge the Chevy Bolt EV because you can top off your battery as much or as little as you like.  You can plug the vehicle in at night and by the morning, it is charged up and ready to go.  Plugging the Chevy Bolt EV can become a part of your daily routine without leaving your garage.

 

There are several options for charging the Chevy Bolt EV. First, the 240-Volt/32 amp charging unit (professional installation required) is available and is the fastest way to recharge your battery at home.  This option also offers more power than the standard 120-volt outlet and this higher-voltage system can provide up to 25 miles of range per hour of charge time.

 

Second, another option the Chevy Bolt EV offers is the DC Fast Charging capability. This option provides up to 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes of charge time. There are DC Fast Charging stations available for public use and they are perfect for topping off your charge anytime while on the go.

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Lastly, you can program your charge settings whether you are home or away. By using the GPS signal in the car, the Chevy Bolt EV knows when you’re home. It will then activate according to your preset times. If you are not home, the Chevy Bolt EV will know to charge immediately. You can even postpone charging until utility rates are at their lowest off-peak prices, which is usually at night while you sleep.

 

Learn more about the benefits of driving the Chevy Bolt EV by visiting Pine Belt Chevrolet.  Pine Belt Chevy takes pride in serving New Jersey customers with a great deal more dedication, commitment and honesty than any Lakewood car dealers.  The expert Sales team at #PineBeltChevrolet can answer any questions.  Visit our website at www.pinebeltchevrolet.com.  We want to be your dealership!

 

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88 Ocean Ave

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: 888.482.5920

Website: www.pinebeltchevrolet.com