Since acquiring our first Bolt EV in January 2017, and the second one in mid-April of the same year, our experience has been very positive.
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car [photo: Patrick Reid]
Both my wife and I have been amazed at the performance, range, versatility, build quality, money saved in fuel costs, and freedom from the pump over this past year.
The fuel cost savings are significant. Our 2017 Bolt EVs replaced a 2002 GMC Yukon (a 13- to 15-mpg vehicle) and a 2007 Chevrolet Impala (about a 20- to 24-mpg vehicle). We put about 15,000 miles a year on each vehicle with our fuel bills totaling approximately $4,700 per year when gas costs $2.70 per gallon. Contrast this $390 per month fuel cost with our new costs of less than $85 per month for electricity. (See our electric “fuel” math on the next page.) It has saved us at least $300 in fuel costs each month.
via Greencarreports Reader Report: Spending a year with two Chevy Bolt EVs