Chevy Bolt Provides Smiles and Millions of Miles

From December 2016 to April 2, 2017, Chevy Bolt owners in the United States covered 4,570,300 miles, saving an estimated 175,000 gallons of gas. 

3,492 examples of Chevy’s latest pure electric car have been sold across California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington and Virginia; which on a per unit basis works out to 1,308 miles per car.

The average Bolt EV owner drives roughly 53 miles per day–serving as both a daily driver and something more–less than a quarter of the car’s EPA-estimated 238 miles of range. One owner even set a new range record, clocking 310 continuous miles on a single charge, but Chevy does warn your mileage may vary.

“Our early Bolt EV customers are proving the crossover’s functionality, flexibility and long-range capabilities on a daily basis,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet cars and crossovers. “Chevrolet committed to delivering a game-changing vehicle and we’ve done just that. As we continue our national rollout of the Bolt EV, we’re making electric driving accessible to even more drivers.”

While Chevy’s all-electric distance pales in comparison to Tesla’s 3 billion miles and counting, the Bolt is already averaging over 1 million miles per month before it’s even reached mainstream availability. With prices starting at $30,000 after rebates, distance traveled should increase exponentially.