Chevrolet Bolt EV Owner Posts Informative and Entertaining Review/Overview Videos

8 months ago by Steven Loveday 23

Chevrolet Bolt EV owner, Dr. Millmoss, has created a fairly swell YouTube channel/video blog that we thought we should highlight, as its an entertaining watch.

The Chevrolet Bolt is the perfect sized car for this old garage

The Chevrolet Bolt is the perfect sized car for this old garage

The series is entitled “Out of the Blue” and it showcases his Bolt, and provides a review/overview. He also welcomes requests and questions, which he is eager to answer for you. He evens takes the time to add some music to his adventures to set it off.

He calls the car “big and wide” and says that the side view mirrors are huge. It barely fits in his old garage, but he appreciates that it is simple to get in and out of (especially for older folks).

The video goes on to detail specifics about the car, like how to operate the shifter, the touch-screen infotainment system, and the wide-angle rear view camera. The videos are quite professional, with no unnecessary background noise, and all dialogue is added via a voiceover, after the fact. It makes it much easier to watch and understand versus many of the “raw” videos out there.

In the second video (below) he points out that the brake lights do come on when using the regenerative features, like the steering wheel paddles, or simply the low setting and easing off of the throttle. He showcases the birds-eye view camera and the front facing camera. The cameras turn off once you reach 5 mph. He takes you through the instrument gauge controls and settings, which allow for some unique customization.

We commend the doctor on a job well done.

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23 responses to "Chevrolet Bolt EV Owner Posts Informative and Entertaining Review/Overview Videos"

  1. cmina says:

    Classic GM ..

  2. ffbj says:

    It’s a good series of videos. Showing and explaining a lot of features.

  3. ChevyVoltGuy says:

    He’s absolutely right, the Bolt EV is not an SUV. That’s because it’s a CUV.

    Consumers need to stop being ignorant and referring to CUVs as SUVs. I’m noticing it a lot in regular culture.

    1. Edwin E. Brown says:

      What is the difference between a SUV and a CUV?

      1. CLIVE says:

        He doesn’t have a clue as to what he is talking about, and needs to maybe stop correcting people for his own silly reasons. A CUV is a crossover built on a car platform.

        The Volt is not a CUV at all.

      2. WadeTyhon says:

        Well generally it means “crossover utility vehicle.”

        It’s usually a hatchback/5-door that is built on a car platform but has some SUV-like characteristics. But honestly it seems to be sort of a fluid definition… some “CUV”s are compact rounded vehicles (Chevy Trax) others considered CUVs are boxy and quite large (Ford Flex).

        Bolt EV is pretty close in size to the Chevy Trax. But it sits lower and doesn’t offer AWD. You could call it a CUV I suppose and Chevy would be happy to accept it as such.

        But considering how few EVs are out there on the market, the type of vehicle is still pretty irrelevant to me. So I’ll just make up a new term and call it a CUEV lol. 🙂

        1. CLIVE says:

          Why because it looks like it’s on shipping blocks all jacked up in the air with useless roof rails it’s a small car it’s not a CUV it’s not an SUV it’s not a SAV.

          1. WadeTyhon says:

            I think it’s irrelevant right now to care where to slot the Bolt using traditional terms. So for fun I just made up the term CUEV which I will call a ‘Compact Utility Electric Vehicle.’ 😉

            It’s totally made up, but I think it tells you a little more about the vehicle than just calling it a ‘small car’ or ‘compact’ or ‘CUV’.

            There are very few EVs that have much utility at all besides commuting, but I’d say the Bolt has more versatility than most EVs. (Do not take it off-roading though.)

      3. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Edwin E. Brown asked:

        “What is the difference between a SUV and a CUV?”

        According to the original definitions, an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) is built on a light truck frame/unibody, whereas a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) is built on a car frame/unibody.

        But in practice, a lot of CUVs these days are being labeled as SUVs by car makers. For example, Tesla labels the Model X as an “SUV” in its advertising, even though the MX is built off the Model S platform and IMHO is more properly labeled a CUV.

  4. WadeTyhon says:

    Good series of videos! I will have to follow him for more updates.

  5. Kevin Z says:

    Could I recommend “curb feelers” on the mirrors for small garages?

  6. syd says:

    It’s a shame the brake lights are not set to measure deceleration rate and come on, that’s asking for a rear end collision eventually. Tesla’s do turn on the brake lights based on speed of deceleration

    1. William says:

      Tesla has it right with the brake lights coming on, based on the speed of regen deceleration. Would be better if all EVs had this feature.

      My Leafs lack of the above feature, has gotten the attention of at least a few ICE tailgaters. These incidents occur going down the longer steeper hills, in constant maximum regen, without touching the brakes. I absolutely use the brake peddle now, as a warning light before initiating maximum regen slowing, especially at faster (35mph+) speeds.

      1. JeremyK says:

        Leaf is like the Volt in that the amount of regen deceleration is not enough to require use of brake lights. It’s not much different than downshifting a gear in a standard transmission car.

        Bolt is different. Regen is stronger and thus brake lights must be activated per federal regulations.

    2. dgate says:

      If you re-watch the video he clearly said they “do” come on when using regen.

      1. Sparkie Vee says:

        There’s actually a US federal code that specifies that the brake lights shouldn’t be on below X amount of deceleration and should be on above Y, with a small gap between to allow for sensor variability, etc. Of course they should be on if the brake pedal is pressed. I’m too lazy to look up the specifics right now.

        This can be an issue when going down hills because you can be regenerating significant energy but not decelerating, so the brake lights won’t come on unless you touch the brake pedal. Going up steep hills I’ve seen the brake lights come on even with no regen happening.

    3. DL says:

      It’s annoying as heck to drive behind a Tesla because the brake lights keep coming on and off, apparently every time the driver lifts off the pedal.

  7. Edwin E. Brown says:

    Excellent videos.
    What is the distance from the ground to the top of the seat? (The level at which you sit?)

    1. JustWilliamPDX says:

      This is generally referred to as the hip point, or H-point in automotive parlance. The Bolt has an H-point of 25.5 inches, which is higher than the 20 inches or so typical of small hatchbacks, but less the the 28ish inches one see’s in CUVs and SUVs with increased ground clearance.

      1. Michael says:

        Combine the relatively tall H-point with that virtually flat threshold and the Bolt is a brilliant vehicle for us older folks.

  8. James says:

    I’ve been following Eric Whites’ “Secrets” videos
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ericdamwhite/videos

  9. vdiv says:

    Yeah, these are really good. Hopefully he will do more.

  10. Crissa says:

    I hate the apple-car feature because it broke ios playing audio to my car through bluetooth 😛 I wish it worked like that; but noo, my car is dumb but ios decides the dumb terminal is to have all the controls.