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    Default 300+ mile range Chevy Bolt EV achieved!

    Congratulations! It is just typical driving, not trying to hypermile and included 100 miles of freeway driving.


    https://electrek.co/2017/02/17/chevy...0-miles-range/

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    A backhanded compliment is still a compliment.

    Perfect conditions in California? Really? I have a hunch they have not seen what the Bolt is capable of yet, especially in flat states.
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    300 is a cool milestone to achieve and congrats...But this is why we have the EPA test and why includes A/C use and higher speeds, that's the way the overwhelming majority of people drive...All in all it's about a 20% improvement...In many ICE vehicles, keep the AC off, never press the accelerator beyond 10% and don't speed you can also get a 20% improvement over the EPA...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qinsp View Post
    A backhanded compliment is still a compliment.

    Perfect conditions in California? Really? I have a hunch they have not seen what the Bolt is capable of yet, especially in flat states.
    They always do that, often they're more like a direct insult sprinkled a compliment...
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    How you drive any EV or ICE vehicle determines it's economy.

    So we know tragically poor economy can be had. That's a given.

    But if you really must extend your range, how far can you go? I don't expect folk to plan on 300 mile trips, but to know you can limp 100mi on 20 kWh could be important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeReal View Post
    Congratulations! It is just typical driving, not trying to hypermile and included 100 miles of freeway driving.


    https://electrek.co/2017/02/17/chevy...0-miles-range/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe67 View Post
    I'm glad it wasn't 60 PSI and a roundabout LMAO
    It was tested in "Perfect Weather". Anyone from California will find that funny when considering this winter.
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    It was only a matter of time before the 300 mi. barrier would be broken, given G.M.'s very conservative ratings. A hypermiler will probably attain 350 mi. in flat, easy driving. I would bet, however, that the highway speeds for this account never exceeded 55 mph. My Volt can attain 5 mi./kWh with ease in city and non-freeway suburban driving, but never when 60+ mph freeway speeds are part of the distance recorded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qinsp View Post
    How you drive any EV or ICE vehicle determines it's economy.

    So we know tragically poor economy can be had. That's a given.

    But if you really must extend your range, how far can you go? I don't expect folk to plan on 300 mile trips, but to know you can limp 100mi on 20 kWh could be important.
    The difference is that with EV's and hybrids, the efficiency gain is so much more from using hypermiling techniques than in an ICE.

    In my ICE's I was never able to improve efficiency by more than 1 or 2 MPG no matter how much I tried....
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    According to the article, a Model S with a 85 kWh battery reached 550 miles by hypermiling. At the same rate (over 6.4 miles per kWh) the Bolt EV shoudl reach 388 miles. A good hypermiler can get over 6.7 miles per kWh and reach the 400 mile goal to become the BEV champion for under half the cost of the Model S.
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