Chevrolet Bolt EV Promises The Best-In-Class Range
Electric vehicles are no longer a vision of the future. Many manufacturers have already unfolded their cards on the table, while others would soon do so. Today’s technological advancements allow electric vehicles to stand shoulder-to-shoulder when compared to the conventional petrol or diesel powered vehicles. The research and development in this field have seen tremendous progress over the years. A result of such a process is the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which the company claims has the best-in-class range on a single charge.
We’ve already witnessed how able is the Chevrolet Bolt EV during the 2018 Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip in the Middle East. This 9-day trip covered over 1,750 km across the UAE and Oman where the Chevrolet Bolt EV performed brilliantly, proving it can tackle both daily drivings as well as regional travel. The Bolt EV’s 500 km range came in very handy.
Chevrolet has got its cutting-edge battery technology in the Bolt EV. Its 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the largest in its class, offers a best-in-class driving range of over 500 km on a single charge. To put that into context, a conventional petrol-powered car would deliver a similar driving range on a full tank of fuel, making the Chevrolet Bolt EV just as practical and useable in daily driving situations. Considering that a majority of people do not have to refuel their vehicle every single day, the Chevrolet Bolt EV presents a compelling case for its utility as a practical family car.
Chevrolet has been monitoring the Bolt EV whenever it has been put to test in the real-world conditions both in the US and now in markets across the globe. It has got all the data that has been recorded since the launch of the vehicle. Through January 2018 approximately 23,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV owners in North America have travelled a cumulative 209 million kilometers.
Michael Lelli, vehicle chief engineer, says, “The Chevrolet Bolt EV brings together superior electric range, space and fun-to-drive characteristics. Our team aimed to deliver not only a great electric car but a great car overall.”
Chevrolet Bolt EV has proved itself many times; whether it has to tackle real-world conditions of city driving or long highway cruises, it is turning out to be the once conceptual idea of long-range, affordable battery electric mobility.