2017 Chevrolet Bolt: 4.5 Million Miles of Gas-Free Driving
by Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor
It's been roughly five months since we bought our 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and in that time we've managed to put nearly 5,000 miles on the all-electric hatchback. Not a bad run so far, but according to General Motors, if you added up the mileage on every Bolt EV (there are 3,492 currently on the road), the total has surpassed 4.5 million miles.
That means we've managed to contribute a whopping 0.10940200862088 percent to the tally. Maybe a few road trips are in order?
Decimals aside, GM claims that these electric miles have saved 175,000 gallons of fuel based on the 2016 fleet-wide average of 26 mpg.
GM also noted that it's aware of one Bolt owner who managed to go 310 miles on a single charge. We haven't seen numbers anywhere close to that range — our longest trip is 248 on one charge — but it does sound like an interesting challenge.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 4,892 miles