Chevrolet Bolt EV battery appears to be okay, however maybe not as sturdy as one would hope.
All batteries lose capability over time and use, however the charge of battery degradation turns into much less vital in long-range EVs.
Evidently’s the case for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which with its 60-kWh battery, is rated for 238 miles (383 km) EPA. In accordance with Information Coulomb’s in-depth evaluation after 70,000 miles (112,000 km), its Bolt EV now solely has 92% of preliminary capability/vary. The eight% fade is value 15-20 miles of vary.
The worth of the eight% drop isn't exact, however somewhat estimated based mostly on power consumed whereas charging, and not less than partially could possibly be the results of a software program replace achieved by GM throughout one of many recall actions. Different elements could possibly be particular driving profile with a variety of DC quick charging.
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Regardless, evidently even after 150,000 miles, the Bolt EV ought to have the ability to go 200 miles (320 km) on a cost, which is swell contemplating that the first-generation EVs (aka Nissan LEAF) had been struggling to go 100 miles when new.
“After 70,000 miles, I made a decision to evaluation the info that I've gathered for almost two years of driving the Bolt EV. Primarily based on my estimates, my Bolt EV has misplaced a noticeable quantity of battery capability. To estimate the quantity of degradation, I in contrast kWh used versus the battery share displayed on the station, and I used to be capable of create a timeline of complete estimated battery capability.
four:44 Software program Replace affected capability?
7:45 What can different EV homeowners anticipate?
9:30 Does DC quick charging contribute?
10:35 Does that a lot degradation truly matter?
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