Higher EPA vary is recommended within the survey as properly
Earlier this week, new Chevy Bolt EV proprietor and on the chevybolt.org person jvandonsel posted a couple of survey he obtained from Chevrolet. The choices offered hinted chilly climate bundle could be within the works:
I simply took an fascinating survey from Chevy asking about cold-weather efficiency of the Bolt and the way a lot I’d be prepared to pay for varied chilly climate packages.
What’s fascinating is that it is a peek into a number of the applied sciences that GM is engaged on or contemplating engaged on. Among the fascinating ones from the survey are:
- Radiant flooring heating
- Wiper parking heater
- Warmth pump
- Chilly climate battery pack
- Heated entrance windshield
Having solely owned my Bolt for a month, I didn’t have a lot knowledge to impart, however it is going to be fascinating to see the way it makes it via its first New England winter.
However jvandonsel was not the one Bolt proprietor to obtain the survey. A number of different members on the positioning did as properly. Discussion board person cleavet was form sufficient to supply screenshots of the survey choices:
A warmth pump and heated windshield would certainly enhance winter vary. The Bolt has respectable winter vary however might definitely be improved. At average winter temperatures many different electrical fashions outperform it in effectivity.
Curiously, a 300 mile EPA vary is listed as properly. This may materialize as a bigger Chevy Bolt battery pack possibility. Or it might symbolize a at the moment unreleased mannequin.
These kind of surveys don’t assure a characteristic makes it to manufacturing. However they usually trace in direction of future product.
As an illustration, in late 2016 and early 2017 a number of new Bolt homeowners obtained a survey on most well-liked choices for a hypothetical person outlined most cost stage. This characteristic ended up within the 2019 mannequin 12 months of the Chevy Bolt.