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Old Yesterday, 06:05 PM   #61
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2019 Chevrolet Volt
Compact car
7.5/10 US News & World Report
Range: 53 mi battery-only, 420 mi total
Battery charge time: 13h at 110V, 2.3h at 220V
Curb weight: 3,519 to 3,543 lbs
Horsepower: 149 hp
Dimensions: 180″ L x 71″ W x 56″ H
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There are two models with similar names:

VOLT = a hybrid (which I believe is discontinued)
BOLT = all electric

My brother has a BOLT. I'll check with him about charge times and range (give me some time; I'm on the road and will rely on him to reply to a text or email, and then I need good wireless service from the campground). I've driven his BOLT; it's a peppy little car and quite comfortable. I have a Ford Fiesta, and while it gets tremendous mileage for being a straight ICE (average over 10K miles ~40 mpg), the seats are uncomfortable as all get-out!

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Old Yesterday, 07:30 PM   #63
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Sorry. I had no idea of a Bolt vs Volt!! Guess I don't spend enough time looking at those things. Talking about electric cars I immediately went to "Volt". Here is the quickie on that one;

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Compact car
8/10
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US News & World Report
Range: 259 mi battery-only
MSRP: From $36,500
MPGe: 127 city / 108 highway
Dimensions: 164″ L x 70″ W x 63″ H
Battery charge time: 10h at 220V

I won't drive mini cars and those are tiny to me. If a motorcycle hit you broadside in that it would kill you. In my truck...I would have a dent but that's just me. It also appears you can drive for about 4 hours and spend a day charging....don't know what that's good for other than living in a city...which I won't. Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea.
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My son was "deep into R/C car racing when he was in high school. One of the biggest drawbacks was range. His cars had replaceable batteries and his "pit stops" weren't to "glug 20 gallons into the tank" but to change out the battery and maybe adjust a servo. Multiple, interchangeable batteries worked for his "toy cars"... They also work for my cordless tools...

I wonder is there's any thought on having "exchange batteries" so you stop at a fuel station/battery station, pull out the 300 pound discharged one, plug in a 300 pound fully charged one, all in about 4 or 5 minutes, just like "pumping 20 gallons....

I'd suspect a lot of people would prefer not to exchange their "personal battery" so, sort of like the "Blue Flame Propane tank exchange", go pick up a "used full one" and when it's empty, pay for a full one and keep "grilling" or "driving"...

It'll take all the auto manufacturers to "standardize their battery systems" but all the flashlight and portable radio manufacturers did that during the 8 transistor radio era, back in the '60's....

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