OwnerWarren Berger
Owner's Other EVsElectric assist recumbent pedal bike
Pedal assist electric recumbent cargo bike
LocationVirginia United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2017 Chevrolet Bolt LT
Base model, with optional DCFC, and heated
seats/steering wheel.
permanent magnet synchronous motor, GM/LG.

167 lbs and 8,810 rpm

266 lb.-ft. (360 Nm) of torque and 200 hp
(150 kW)
Drivetraintwo stage helical gear, 7.05:1 ratio, FWD
Batteries288 60 kWh nom. LG NMC, 96s3p, 960 lb., 3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
At 946 pounds, the battery weighs more
than the chassis.

The battery, motor, inverter, charger,
and DC-DC converter are all cooled with
50/50 antifreeze mix. In extreme
conditions, the battery loop is
additionally chilled by a heat exchange
cooler, off the AC. The battery is also
heated, when needed, with a submerged
resistance heating element located at the
front of the pack.
System Voltage360 Volts
7.7 kW GM/LG

The DC port allows charging at
up to 60 kW near empty, tapering down to
teens by the end.

Regen will recharge at up to 70 kW.
Heater7.5 kW max resistance heated coolant core.
Expect to
use to preheat car while plugged in, then
heated seats, and steering wheel while
DC/DC Converter
1.6 kW GM/LG

InstrumentationNot as detailed as a geek like me would
but more than most will ever care about.

Torque Pro, and Telek's PIDs fixed that
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Electronically limited.
AccelerationStandard mode is more than enough. Sport
mode remaps accelerator ramp up. Turn off
traction control to smoke tires, and impress
Range238 Miles (382 Kilometers)
We are averaging better than 4 mi/kWh. or
less than 250 Wh/mile. First full charge,
after 1,300 miles charging to 90% "hilltop"
mode, showed 288 miles on the guess-o-meter.
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
Current:62,709 Miles (100,898 Kilometers)
Total:62,699 Miles (100,882 Kilometers)
    As of 6/2/2024
Seating Capacity4 adults comfortably, or 2 adults, and three
Curb Weight3,569 Pounds (1,622 Kilograms)
TiresP215/50R17 17" Michelin Selfseal all-season
Conversion Cost$38,800 MSRP. Paid $36,509 including all
dealer padding, plus tax and registration
07-18-17 Drove it home from the dealer

10-31-17 Did our first road trip.
day was 506.4 miles.

01-01-18 6,971 trouble free miles, at 290
Wh/mi average (winter driving eating into
Over 2k kWh from the battery, about 10%
from the grid.

07-18-18 One year of trouble free driving
today. Battery capacity is 58.0 kWh per
Torque Pro. Checked a new Bolt in
showroom at 60.4 kWh.

07-18-19 Two years of worry-free driving
today. Battery capacity estimate PID has
ranged from 56.2-60.0 kWh. Sitting at
58.9 today. Did a 1049 mile, three day
tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great
Smoky Mountain National Park this May. No
sweat, thanks to EVgo, EA, and Blink
overnight hotel charging. Only
maintenance has been rotating tires three
times, lubing door hinges and latches,
washer fluid, and washing the car.

07-06-21 Only drove to grocery store, and doctors for 13 months
due to COVID-19. Starting to get around again. Had final battery
fire software update done in June. First Bolt with final update
burned 07-01-21 in Vermont...oops!

12-12-21 All original, except for washer fluid. Still runs
perfectly. Expect to get that larger capacity, free battery,
sometime after 50K miles.

12-30-22 New OEM tires at 46,170 miles.

Original battery didn't make it to 50K miles as planned. Cell
group #47 started dropping voltage in August, per Torque Pro.
Didn't throw any codes for 3 weeks, when it got low enough to
brick on the charger in our garage, at 47,821 miles. Went on
rollback to dealer. New battery in one month later. Old battery
had gone from 180 Ah new to 162.7 Ah in June. New battery sits at
195.7 Ah today. Got 64 kWh usable on very first charge.

02-24-23 At 51,615 miles, the front right caliper piston stuck,
causing violent steering wheel shake. Trashed disc and pads too.

A rollback trip to the dealer for all new parts, and brake fluid
flush. Caliper looked like new, so it was assumed to be a fluke.
Thirty miles later the exact same thing happened to the left

06-02-24 Went to two EV events this spring, my first since 2019.
Great to see old friends, and many more EVs. Have put 14877 miles,
and used 4020 kWh from the new battery. Showing 189.2 Ah today,
good for just over 60 kWh usable. Other than washer fluid, tires,
brakes, and new traction battery, all is original, even the 12
volt battery.

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