According to General Motors, the Bolt can travel nearly 240 miles on a single charge, but that number can easily be reduced 100 miles or more depending on road conditions, individual driving style and most importantly – cold weather.
EV range drops in low temperatures, especially when combined with abundant heater use, fast driving, quick trips multiple times a day and conventional braking (instead of regenerative).
“For any electric vehicle, range will always depend on several factors like weather, driving conditions, temperature preferences in the car and overall driver habits,” Joe LaMuraglia, a Chevrolet spokesman, said. “To alert customers of potential range in real time while driving, driver information center includes a confidence gauge, which displays high and low range estimates for the remaining battery life. There are also three in-vehicle energy screens available to monitor energy usage.”
Read the article at The Washington Post.