from the backdashboardcargofirst fast DC chargerear seating areaSt. LouisLong range
OwnerPaul Pancella
Owner's Other EVs1992 Honda Civic
2013 Nissan LEAF
LocationKalamazoo, Michigan US map
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Vehicle2018 Chevrolet Bolt
Base model of Chevy's long range hatchback
EV. Purchased at the end of March 2018.
Motor LG permanent magnet synchronous
150 kW power rating (200 hp) 8810 rpm max.
DrivetrainFWD single ratio transmission (7.05:1)
Batteries288, 3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
nominal 60 kWh capacity, under the floor and
back seat. Active thermal management.
System Voltage360 Volts
Charger Stock GM/LG Chem
7.7 kW rate onboard
Also DC fast charging via CCS-combo
connector, at about 50 kW rate
HeaterElectrical resistance, 9 kW max.
DC/DC Converter Stock GM/LG
1.6 kW available
Instrumentation8" digital gauge cluster display, different
info can be selected. 10.2" color touch
screen in the center. I also use Torque Pro
for additional data.
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Electronically governed
Acceleration0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds
More than needed, by me anyway.
Sport mode available, but why?
Range238 Miles (382 Kilometers)
This is EPA rating, which seems conservative
in my experience. In most of my driving (in
a city most of the year) I can easily go
over 300 miles
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
These numbers for pleasant weather or
EV Miles
Start:5 Miles (8 Kilometers)
Current:6,400 Miles (10,297 Kilometers)
Total:6,395 Miles (10,289 Kilometers)
    As of 10/18/2018
Seating Capacity5 adults if individuals are not too large
Curb Weight3,565 Pounds (1,620 Kilograms)
Almost 1000 lbs. in the battery pack
TiresMichelin X Energy Saver All-season, self
Conversion CostI paid $38,000 total at our local dealer. I
will get a $7500 reduction on my federal tax
bill for this year.
Additional FeaturesHeated seats and steering wheel. Rear camera and grids when
backing up. Also cross traffic and proximity warning in
reverse. Blind spot alert.

More interesting for some will be what is not included.
This car comes with no spare tire. Adaptive cruise control is
not available. There is no built-in navigation system,
although there is OnStar, wifi, other telematics stuff. Center
screen can pair with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay from smart
phone. No CD audio player.
Not available in Michigan until September 2017, although final
assembly is here.
We took delivery March 30, 2018

May 2018: Battery management software updated

mid-July 2018: successful round trip Kalamazoo-St. Louis, first
use of DC fast charging

late July, 2018, 4600 miles: Picked up a long nail, not sure
when. Eventually observed very slow leak. By the time I took
it in to a shop, tire was damaged beyond repair. These tires
are expensive.

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