Recently, Motor Trend spoke with a few of the engineers responsible for the Chevrolet Bolt and asked the team to reveal some cool, mostly unknown facts about the new electric car from Chevy.
Chevy Bolt Interior
Here's a brief synopsis of some of those "cool" facts:
- Pedal to the floor range at top speed of 93 mph is 160 miles
- Bolt has asymmetric front seats. Outboard bolster is bigger to house airbag, while inside bolster is smaller.
- A push of the Start button on a Bolt EV sets in motion a diagnostics test of 1,400 items. This occurs in less than 0.5 seconds.
- Bolt EV uses a resistance heater that circulates coolant through a heater core
- Smart shifter - the Bolt EV's has no creep in the highest regen settings, so it would be easy to leave the EV in gear and exit the car...but not so with the Chevy, as the car knows to shift into park if the seat belt is unlatched and the door opens
- Bolt's body weighs 815 pounds, or 134 pounds less than the battery pack
- Pull a rear seat cushion to access the emergency battery disconnect
- Onboard fast-charger can only handle 60 kW
- There's a charge setting that ends battery charge at 90%. Especially useful for those in hilly areas who wish to have regen available right away
- Rear camera has its own washer, which is activated every time you shift into reverse
- Bolt charge-indicator LED on center of the dash blinks while charging and glows solid green when full