Chevrolet Bolt EV Owner Stretches 238-Mile Charge to 300 Miles

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, Automotive Editor - February 17, 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt EV already exceeded expectations of a 200-mile electric car when it was rated at 238 miles on a charge. But now in the hands of owners, it's besting what the EPA could do.

Glen Williams posted a video of him achieving 300 miles on his fully charged Bolt, as Green Car Reports covered.

Williams used the various modes offered on the Bolt to maximize his range, switching to a lower-power mode through his drive that was two-thirds stop-and-go traffic in the Los Angeles area in 60- to 70-degree temperatures. When he was on the freeway, he averaged around 60 miles per hour.

Williams said that once the range estimate on the dash dropped below 20 miles, the Bolt switched to a low power mode with reduced propulsion.

And Williams charged it up again after his 300-plus mile run, the Bolt's system estimated he would be able to do 318 miles on that full charge, nearly 80 miles more than the EPA estimate.

While people like Williams take driving efficiently to a new level, it's a worthwhile reminder that making at least some changes to your driving style can improve your range – electric car or not. And if you are concerned about range anxiety, here's proof you can do a lot better than the official range estimates in the Bolt.

, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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