Tesla has been making big moves lately and has gained a strong rank in the car industry, but the latest Consumer Report’s Electric-Vehicle Range Record has been set by Chevrolet’s all-electric car Bolt. The Consumer Reports test handed the Chevy Bolt the win against the Tesla Model S – a surprising result considering the fact that the benchmark for all electric cars has been Elon Musk’s Model S.
The Bolt produces a 238-mile range on just a single charge, estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency. But the Consumer Reports test discovered that the car actually reached 250 miles on a single charge – around about 12 miles more than the EPA’s estimation. Cars that run on petrol even find it difficult to pace their EPA estimates, considering that they are tested in conditions which are rarely performed on real roads.
Looking into more detail, Consumer Reports managed to surpass the EPA estimated range for the Chevy Bolt by principally keeping the car driving at a steady speed of 65 miles per hour as well as completely shutting the the heating and cooling systems off. However, the report still discloses that there were points of “mixed driving” at times.
Although this may not have been enough to snatch the top spot away from Tesla’s Model S, Chevrolet’s Bolt now sits at second place. Do you think there could be another competitor soon on the come up?
Source: | Consumer Reports |
Via: | Ubergizmo |
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