Bolt owners and EV enthusiasts alike have been closely following the Bolt battery issues since the initial recall announcement on November 17, 2020. Impacted batteries are in 2017, 2018, and some 2019 Bolts made in LG Chem’s Ochang, Korea facility.
If you’re comparing across different sorts of vehicles, it is common to measure efficiency IN MPGe, or miles per gallon equivalent. What does this measurement mean, how does EV efficiency differ from that in ICE cars, and what are the most efficient EVs on the road?
Electric cars are young enough in 2021 that we are still learning about how their batteries age over the years. One thing that scientists understand well, after 20 years of studying lithium batteries, is that battery health is sensitive to something called depth of discharge.
The Tesla Model Y is the newest addition to the Tesla family - it was released in 2020 as a crossover version of the Model 3 that had optional seating for seven and more cargo space. It can easily get 275 miles per charge although the oldest ones on the road are still shy of two years.
The Audi e-tron is the luxury brand's first all electric vehicle. It comes in both an SUV and crossover body type and is equipped with Audi's signature engineering and reliability. Most used e-trons get between 163 and 236 miles of range.
The Mustang Mach-E was released in 2021 to much fanfare and anticipation, and also a lot of controversy about using the Mustang name for not just an electric vehicle, but also a crossover. However, reviewers are quick to point out that while the Mach-E is an electric vehicle, it is also - most certainly - a sports car.
The Hyundai Kona EV is an all-electric, subcompact SUV that was released as part of the existing Kona line. Drivers love the reliability and economy of ownership, and how it feels like an "ordinary" car. Expect 200 + miles of range.
The Model X was Tesla's first crossover SUV, released in 2016. It is built on the Model S platform, but is larger and heavier than its predecessor. A used one will get at least 200 miles.
The first Model S hit the road in 2012 with an EPA range of 265 miles per charge. Newer models can get up to 405 miles of range per charge. It is an all-electric, luxury sedan that Tesla considers its flagship production vehicle.
Ask someone to think of an electric car and they will likely conjure an image of the Tesla Model 3. Since its launch in 2017, this midsize four-door sedan has been the most popular fully electric car in the world.
You can spot the popular Chevrolet Bolt anywhere. It commutes, vacations, runs errands, or works for a living as well as just about any EV.
The Chevy Volt is a hybrid electric plug-in vehicle that is EPA-rated for either 38 or 53 miles of all electric range, depending on model year. The Volt is a “series” hybrid, meaning that it runs on exclusively electric energy until the battery is depleted, after which a gasoline motor powers the battery.
The Jaguar I-PACE is the first all electric SUV made by a European luxury brand. It won over 60 awards in categories such as safety, powertrain, and design and goes 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. Used I-PACES can be reliably expected to get over 200 miles per charge in decent driving conditions.
Volkswagen's first battery electric vehicle of the modern age is the e-Golf, a sporty compact hatchback with a rated range between 83 and 125 miles. It was released in the US in 2015 as part of a larger redesign of the iconic Golf line.
With original purchase price around $30K, the Nissan LEAF allowed many drivers their first taste of the EV life. Used ranges for older models (2013-2018) are between 64 and 176 miles, while newer LEAFs all get at least 100 miles per charge.