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    \r\n Seemed to mirror many of my impressions, though I only had a 15 minute test drive.
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    \r\n I thought this was a very fair review. He should have a talk with his colleague (Loren) who doesn\'t seem to know much about the Bolt EV, marketing, or car sales in general.
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    \r\nI\'m also glad he mentioned the elephant in the room. The Bolt EV might charge at a slower rate than the Model S, but the 25% improvement in efficiency means the Bolt EV\'s effective charge rate is not that much slower.
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    \r\nI actually haven\'t experienced any torque steer, but then again, my tires were fairly worn in before I did any hard accelerations off the line. Most often, torque steer is the result of a misalignment or imbalance in the drive line. In the case of the Bolt EV, I think what most people are experiencing is a noticeable difference in traction between the two front tires.\r\n
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    ... The Bolt EV might charge at a slower rate than the Model S, but the 25% improvement in efficiency means the Bolt EV\'s effective charge rate is not that much slower.
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    \nYou meant the charge rate expressed in terms of equivalent average miles per hour. Good point!\r\n
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    \r\n Quote Originally Posted by Ladogaboy\r\n View Post\r\n
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    The Bolt EV might charge at a slower rate than the Model S, but the 25% improvement in efficiency means the Bolt EV\'s effective charge rate is not that much slower.
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    \nThat\'s a great point and it would be phenomenal if they could standardize a metric of say how many miles you can go with a minute of charging, but we can\'t...Too many variables with the SOC/taper, outside temps, etc not to mention the speed of the chargers are ever increasing...\r\n
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    That\'s a great point and it would be phenomenal if they could standardize a metric of say how many miles you can go with a minute of charging, but we can\'t...Too many variables with the SOC/taper, outside temps, etc not to mention the speed of the chargers are ever increasing...
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    I\'m also glad he mentioned the elephant in the room. The Bolt EV might charge at a slower rate than the Model S, but the 25% improvement in efficiency means the Bolt EV\'s effective charge rate is not that much slower.
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    \nNot really. The same issues exist for MPG. Just take the time to charge from flat to full and then divide the range by that number, giving you distance/time. You can use any interval of time you want though with charging being so slow an hour wouldn\'t be a bad interval.\r\n
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      Default Best Bolt EV Review from Cleantechnica!

      Thanks to Kyle Field for this review!

      https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/18...17-chevy-bolt/
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