When some people drive, you could joke that they use only one pedal: the accelerator. However, with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV that joke can be a reality in some situations. One-pedal driving on this electric vehicle can offer top efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about 2017 Chevy Bolt EV one-pedal driving and the fuel savings that are possible with this vehicle.
Read More: How Can the eAssist Powertrain Help Fuel Consumption?
How Does 2017 Chevy Bolt EV One-Pedal Driving Work?
Using four different select-able modes, drivers of the 2017 Bolt EV are able to choose the optimal driving experience. When operating in Drive and simply easing off the accelerator, regenerative braking will kick in to help transfer the energy lost from deceleration into fresh battery power. Using the Regen on Demand paddle on the steering wheel can even increase this effect, and work to partially slow the vehicle without the use of the brake.
When operating in the Low driving mode, drivers can again easy off the accelerator and preserve a good amount of energy. Using the Regen on Demand paddle in this situation can greatly slow the 2017 Chevy Bolt, and even bring it to a complete stop without the use of the brake pedal (in some situations).
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV should be able to provide up to 320 kilometers of electric range when fully charged.
Will the Chevy Bolt Come to Manitoba?
While nothing exactly like these select-able modes and one-pedal braking is available on most GM vehicles, advantages like regenerative braking have been used on models like the 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist powertrain.
We are confident that some day the premium Chevy Bolt EV (or an even better all-electric vehicle) will be available in Manitoba and at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie. However, we do not yet have this vehicle available in our new car inventory. If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of electric automotive design, feel free to contact one of our sales team!