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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:27 am

Just caught this at the bottom of the forum in the News section:

http://www.myelectriccarforums.com/some ... next-week/

:D
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:53 am

The SF Auto Show is now going on and I assume they'll have a Bolt on display. Redwood City is close by and may be worth a trip - I'm awfully curious how their Regen paddle is implemented. A clueless Chevy dealer gave a presentation at last Saturday's EAA meeting but was unable to answer most of the questions (why do they do that?). Incidentally, their marketing now refers to the car as "Bolt EV" all in one breath, to separate it from the Volt which sounds so similar.
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:24 am

hello -- all kind of info here at:

http://www.mychevybolt.com/

It's at least a 60kwh pack, with CCS Level 3 as option. I have been saving up all my shiny pennies all years and am all set to buy one as soon as I can. I was debating between an a preowned S or waiting for the 3, ultimately i decide that I am voting with my dollar and hope to nudge the evolution along. It leaves the S as the next goal post :) I do need some more solar panels though.

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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:07 am

Built a Bolt on Chevy's website (now moved over to Electric category and out of Upcoming). For the base LT with red paint, DCQC, comfort and convenience package (heated seats and steering wheel), and sill plates, the total comes to $39,280.

A local dealer is supposed to let my friend know when they get one in. Reading the Bolt forum, it sounds like CA buyers will get the car late December/early January.
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:35 pm

PV1 wrote:Built a Bolt on Chevy's website (now moved over to Electric category and out of Upcoming). For the base LT with red paint, DCQC, comfort and convenience package (heated seats and steering wheel), and sill plates, the total comes to $39,280.

I just tried it... when I select "front plate mount" (needed for Maryland), the price changes to "See dealer for pricing". :roll:

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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:04 pm

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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:14 am

Chevrolet has provided their Owner's Manual online for the BoltEV:
https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2017/Chevrolet/BOLT%20EV/Owner's%20Manual.pdf

In addition to seeing how their Regen paddle is implemented, I was curious as to their maintenance schedule. Here's a synopsis -

* Every 7500 miles: tire rotation and visual inspections

* Every 22,500 miles: replace cabin air filter

* Every five years: replace brake fluid

* Every 150,000 miles: drain and fill coolant circuits

Essentially zero maintenance, IMO. Those 7500 mile intervals, sadly, pander to their dealerships. Cute that the term "Hybrid" is used in many places in this manual - something about non-technical proofreading as they copied things over from the Volt manual?
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:47 am

Cool. Guess that means the car is now officially for sale. :mrgreen:

"Hybrid" is mentioned 9 times.
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:00 pm

I don't know, 7,500 miles to rotate the tires seems perfectly reasonable to me and not pandering to the dealers ;)
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Re: Chevy Bolt production version

Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:34 am

mdbuilder wrote:I don't know, 7,500 miles to rotate the tires seems perfectly reasonable to me and not pandering to the dealers ;)


To me, tyre rotation seems to be a USA thing - never heard of that happening with any car I have had serviced in the UK - is it done just to even out the wear on the tyres so they all need replacing at the same time?
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