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Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs

Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs

Many Green Car Reports readers have electric cars. Fewer own two, and have removed gasoline cars from their family fleet altogether. Reader Patrick Reid bought two Chevy Bolt EVs last year (one in January and another in April.) Last year, he wrote us about his experiences, why he likes the Bolts... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. The... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Used 2015 Tesla Model S P85D on day of purchase  [photo: Jay Lucas]

Why I traded my Chevy Bolt EV for a Tesla: one reader's story

As a nation, the U.S. takes lots of road trips, because most of the country has no viable mass transit between city pairs. If electric cars are ever to enter the mass market... read more April 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Kona Electric, Bolt EV, Niro, C-HR aren't crossovers, despite what makers say

It happened again. At this week's New York auto show media days, a manufacturer rolled out yet another vehicle that it calls a "crossover" despite that vehicle having neither... read more March 30, 2018 by


 
Prof. John Kelly on battery life in Nissan leaf, Chevy Bolt EV [video: Weber State University, Utah]

Battery life of 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars: what manuals suggest

It's one of the major questions for any electric-car buyer: How long will the battery pack last? And what would it cost to replace it if I do need a new one sometime down the... read more March 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Which electric car is your favorite? Twitter poll results

Many times our polls deal with weighty issues—climate change, renewable energy, the effects of denying science—or survey expectations for the future. But... read more March 16, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

Chevy Bolt EV production to grow, GM to work for single set of fuel-economy rules: CEO Barra

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told energy conference attendees in Houston on Wednesday the automaker would increase production of its newest electric vehicle, push for a... read more March 7, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Which electric car is your favorite? Take our Twitter poll

This week's Geneva auto show has seen lots of news about new electric cars, but almost all of them come from luxury brands. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace has made its debut, Aston... read more March 6, 2018 by


 
Professor John Kelly of Weber State University, Utah, shown before Chevy Bolt EV battery disassembly

Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car: what's inside the battery? Teardown video shows all

The battery packs of most modern electric cars are far different than those in your mobile phone or other portable devices. In most cases, they include hundreds or thousands... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric police car, operated by Hyattsville City Police Department, Maryland

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car? (updated with video)

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Opel to swap Ampera-e (aka Bolt EV) for all-electric Corsa model in 2020

It's been six months since General Motors completed the sale of its Opel division in Europe to PSA Group, the French parent of the Citroën, DS, and Peugeot brands. With... read more February 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first? (updated)

A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car after snowfall, Glacier National Park [photo: D Gadotti]

Chevy Bolt EV electric car range and performance in winter: one owner's log

The arrival of the first affordable long-range electric car on the market has naturally led some owners to push the car in a way that they might not do with a plug-in car... read more January 30, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Changing tires on Chevy Bolt EV electric car: your range, grip, and noise may vary

One of the many tactics used by carmakers to boost efficiency in their vehicles is fitting low-rolling-resistance tires. Specially designed to reduce the energy wasted as... read more January 25, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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