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It turns out that the Chevrolet Bolt EV is better at slipping through the air during high speed driving than earlier reports had indicated. When the Chevrolet Bolt’s 217-mile highway range estimate was published last September it surprised many who thought its boxy aerodynamics would drag down its efficiency at speed. After all, the car’s […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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One Bolt owner thinks Skynet may already be here. Fresh off its North American Car of the Year victory (despite being classified as a crossover) and just days ahead of its official media launch next week, something strange happened in Southern California. This owner alleges his Chevy Bolt backed into the work bench in his […]

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A recent comment by General Motors CEO Mary Barra this week has sent EV fans to speculating, as she said a “huge range of vehicles” will be spun off from the Bolt EV platform. How one defines a huge range of vehicles, how soon these will be, and what really to expect at all were […]

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Chevrolet’s Bolt EV and the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan – including its plug-in hybrid version – joined the Honda Ridgeline as winners of the North American Car, Utility Vehicle and Truck of the Year. Selected as the winners respectively in the car, utility vehicle and truck categories, the Bolt compact crossover and Pacifica minivan are […]

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The co-founder of Apple Steve “Woz” Wozniak has been very publically eyeing a Chevy Bolt EV, and today announced he bit the bullet and got one. Prior reporting had him saying he’d not buy a Tesla Model 3, after Chevrolet grabbed his attention with the $37,495 Bolt with 238 miles range. After some back and […]

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On the first business day of the new year, Ford has announced something to please electric car fans, something for pickup and sports car enthusiasts, and it even threw a bone to incoming President Donald Trump. Included in its plans are seven confirmed electrified vehicles due over the next five years out of 13 promised […]

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The year 2016 saw the first 200-mile range electric car for under $40,000 and 2017 is expected to witness a few more. General Motors’ well-publicized $37,495 Bolt EV is the forerunner fast-tracked to being first, but really, it is the inaugurator of a new price-for-range benchmark effectively raising expectations and dictating other automakers follow ASAP. […]

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A story making the rounds has it that the Chevy Bolt EV’s owner’s manual cautions 10-40-percent battery capacity loss is possible, but should this warn away prospective buyers? In response to our query, Chevrolet has suggested not necessarily, and such warnings are not beyond the pale of other EVs’ disclaimers, but the prospect of 143 […]

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With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV now on the final home stretch and due in California and Oregon dealers within the next several weeks, a few final mysteries surrounding the car are now being resolved. As the first electric car with over 200 miles range for under $30,000 after a federal subsidy, the Bolt – […]

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