Articles about Chevy’s Bolt

We’re now on our second Chevy Bolt and as a result I’ve written a lot about the Bolt. In addition there has been a number of news stories about the Bolt and GM’s on and off again plans to produce the car in the future. I am assembling the articles here for my friends, colleagues, and family members who drive a Bolt.

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Rolling Across Carrizo Plains in a Bolt–Luxuriating at the Buckhorn

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Paul Gipe

In mid March Nancy and I saddled up our Bolt EV and headed out to the Carrizo Plains National Monument …

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EV Efficiency: Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent

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Paul Gipe

I’ve been telling anyone who will listen, “No one should buy any passenger car that gets less than 100 miles …

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Chevy Bolt Tire Inflator Pump and Tire Sealant – Part Numbers

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For folks looking for the tire inflator, sealant cannister and even the styrofoam insert that holds them in the stowage compartment, here are the part numbers . . . from a post on ChevyBolt.org.

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A Salute To The Chevrolet Bolt, 2023’s Underdog EV Champion

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Discontinued, outdated and outclassed, the Bolt should’ve been a flop in 2023. Instead, it says a lot about what EV owners really want. To go deeper, just this year alone, the Bolt: At one point saw its sales up 101% over the same period last year Traded places with the Mustang Mach-E as America’s best-selling EV behind the two volume-focused Tesla models, which is no small feat Which translated to its best year of sales, ever Was a leader in fleet sales as well, making it a zero-emissions hero for corporate and government operations everywhere Got canceled Then sparked a furor so intense that GM had to quickly about-face and un-cancel it And will still be the only GM car eligible for the EV tax credit come Jan. 1, 2024

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Chevy Bolt EV Battery Disassembly and Charging Limitations

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Questions about the slow charging rate of the Bolt (compared to other cars) come up quite often. While the charging port being limited to 150A is often blamed, this is not the root cause. I firmly believe that the pack design (and not the cells) provides a very limited way of removing heat. If the pack were to be charged any faster, it could create unacceptable temperature gradients in the cells, which could cause severe degradation.

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GM says next-gen Bolt will be EUV-only as the SUV virus infects the industry

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Jameson Dow

We think this is a big mistake, especially given all the recent excitement around the Volvo EX30, a vehicle quite close to the Bolt EV’s footprint and layout. Given the interest we’re seeing in that small, well-priced hatchback/SUV, which despite being called an SUV is still among the smaller EVs currently being introduced, one would think that GM might see that a “Hot Hatch meets MicroSUV” format is popular. Surely that’s why they were bringing back the Bolt in the first place?

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