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Old 01-12-15, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Chevy announced today Chevy BOLT EV more than 200 EV miles

It will get more than 200 mile range and be priced around 30K 2017
Official Chevrolet Bolt Details - Range Of More Than 200 Miles, Starting Price Of $30,000



Will Tesla come out with their around 35K car before Chevy I hope so. I think Tesla's will be a bigger car.

I see lots of people with solar power not using gas cars.
A greener cleaner more cost effective travel.

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This vehicle would cover all of my driving, except for vacationing, without the need to charge away from home.

The thought of owning a battery electric car, complimented by our solar array just warms me right up.
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@gasstinguy: This is exactly what we do!
Over 2014, our energybill was zero! So nett use of electricity was zero.
This was including heating our house (with a heatpump) and using our EV (BMW i3).
For details, see our (Dutch) website. Google translate can help!
geen energierekening meer: energieneutraal woonhuis fam. Kriegsman Ootmarsum - Rekening energiebedrijf 2013
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@gasstinguy: This is exactly what we do!
Over 2014, our energybill was zero! So nett use of electricity was zero.
This was including heating our house (with a heatpump) and using our EV (BMW i3).
For details, see our (Dutch) website. Google translate can help!
geen energierekening meer: energieneutraal woonhuis fam. Kriegsman Ootmarsum - Rekening energiebedrijf 2013
Very cool we are doing the same thing with our solar and a Chevy Volt.

Does your i3 have Rex Range extender?
How many miles do you have on your i3?
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Yes we have the range extender.
We 've got the i3 at March 10 (2014) and so far we drove a little over 10,000 km = 6250 miles. So far I used approx 5 liters of gasoline (a little over 1 Gallon...)
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Thanks I was just able to translate that on your web site.
how many miles do you normally get before REX kicks in?

I love seeing other doing this how much does your gas cost there?
I bet you have some good savings so far.

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@pinballlooking: The Rex normally kicks in between 100 and 175 km. It's very much depending on outdoor temperature (heating and airco + specific density of the air) and driving style.
Gasprice here was just a few month's ago approx. € 1.75/litre ( $8.11/Gallon).
Now it's about € 1.55 /litre ($7.18/Gallon)
My savings are also on my website. Per 1-1-2015 it was € 1,414.- ($ 1,725.-) (since March 10th)
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Very nice savings…
If the i3 was priced the same as the Chevy Volt here I would save even more with the i3
In almost 2 years we have driven the Volt 31,242 EV solar powered miles.
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this Bolt has just what everyone is looking for Price & Battery distance , it appears sporty as well which can only help sales.

When the 1st Volt came out some years ago it had something like a 30 mile range which displeased me. The new model with its 300 mile range has just won me over.

It's spectacularly good News for commuters.
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We donít live in town so even with 200+ EV miles we will still get or keep the Volt.

The new Volt will get 50 EV miles so in the summer I will get around 55 miles. The 2013 gets 38 miles EV and in the summer we get 40-45 we got 50 but only once or twice.
We will take the Volt to Atlanta GA sometimes that would not work with a all EV.

We drive above Charlotte NC once in a while.
We are still 82.3 % EV for the life of the car.
We don't do this that often.

The new Volt would put me at 90% or greater never wondering if I was going to make it home.


I do think any 200+ mile EV will work for a very large percentage of drivers.


You can see my car stats here.
Volt Stats: Details for Volt #2013-02615 (Flynn's Light Runner)

Here is a chart with so other 2013 high EV mile Volts.

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