Chevy Bolt EV Has Saved 175,000 Gallons of Gas in Only The First Few Months

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline.

That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says 4,570,300 Bolt miles have been covered.

At that rate, expects gazillions of gallons to be saved after a couple years or so, as thus far the Bolt EV is only being delivered in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington and Virginia. By summer 2017 it is to be available nationwide.

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The Bolt EV is EPA rated at 238 miles range, and after federal tax credit may net for below $30,000, with state subsidies also potentially available.

Chevrolet says the average Bolt EV owner drives approximately 53 miles per day proving a practical solution with range to spare.

“Our early Bolt EV customers are proving the crossover’s functionality, flexibility and long-range capabilities on a daily basis,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet cars and crossovers. “Chevrolet committed to delivering a game-changing vehicle and we’ve done just that. As we continue our national rollout of the Bolt EV, we’re making electric driving accessible to even more drivers.”

One driver even managed to squeeze out 310 miles, notes Chevrolet, though this is not typical.

Actually, that in theory ought not to raise eyebrows so much, as in Europe, the identical rebadged Opel Ampera-e is rated for 310 miles (500 km).

Most people know Europe’s NEDC standard is unrealistically optimistic however, so a real, carefully driven, 310 mile drive on a single charge is not bad at all.

In more common experience, the Bolt has proven to be good for its EPA range, though as always, “your mileage will vary.”


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