OwnerWarren Berger
Owner's Other EVsElectric assist recumbent pedal bike
Pedal assist electric recumbent cargo bike
LocationVirginia US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2017 Chevrolet Bolt LT
Base model, with optional DCFC, and heated
seats/steering wheel.
permanent magnet synchronous motor, GM/LG.

167 lbs and 8,810 rpm

266 lb.-ft. (360 Nm) of torque and 200 hp
(150 kW)
Drivetraintwo stage bevel gear, 7.05:1 ratio, FWD
Batteries288 60 kWh nom. LG NMC, 96s3p, 960 lb., 3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
At 946 pounds, the battery weighs more
than the chassis.

The battery, motor, inverter, charger,
and DC-DC converter are all cooled with
50/50 antifreeze mix. In extreme
conditions, the battery loop is
additionally chilled by a heat exchange
cooler, off the AC. The battery is also
heated, when needed, with a submerged
resistance heating element located at the
front of the pack.
System Voltage360 Volts
7.7 kW GM/LG

The DC port allows charging at
up to 60 kW near empty, tapering down to
teens by the end.

Regen will recharge at up to 70 kW.
Heater6.0 kW resistance heated coolant core.
Expect to
use to preheat car while plugged in, then
heated seats, and steering wheel while
DC/DC Converter
1.6 kW GM/LG

InstrumentationNot as detailed as a geek like me would like,
but more than most will ever care about.
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Electronically limited.
AccelerationStandard mode is more than enough. Sport
mode remaps accelerator ramp up. Turn off
traction control to smoke tires, and impress
Range238 Miles (382 Kilometers)
We are averaging better than 4 mi/kWh. or
less than 250 Wh/mile. First full charge,
after 1,300 miles charging to 90% "hilltop"
mode, showed 288 miles on the guess-o-meter.
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
Current:4,858 Miles (7,816 Kilometers)
Total:4,848 Miles (7,800 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults comfortably, or 2 adults, and three
Curb Weight3,569 Pounds (1,622 Kilograms)
TiresP215/50R17 17" Michelin Selfseal all-season
Conversion Cost$38,800 MSRP. Paid $36,509 including all
dealer padding, plus tax and registration
07-18-17 Drove it home from the dealer

10-31-17 Did our first road trip. Longest
day was 506.4 miles.

code by jerry