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Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2023 Driving Information User Guide

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Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2023 Driving Information User Guide

Driving Information

Driving for Better Energy Efficiency

Use the following tips to help maximize energy efficiency and range.
In colder temperatures, while these efficiency tips will help, the electric vehicle driving range will be lower due to higher energy usage including energy spent heating the cabin. The Range Impacts screen estimates the influence of the main factors impacting vehicle range. After charging is complete, this information is reset. See “Range Impacts” on Energy Information 0 102.


Avoid rapid accelerations and decelerations. The electric range is maximized at 89 km/h (55 mph) and less. Use cruise control when appropriate. Plan ahead for decelerations and coast whenever possible. Do not rush to traffic signals, and do not shift to N (Neutral) to coast. The vehicle recovers more energy while coasting and braking with One-Pedal Driving mode turned on. See One-Pedal Driving 0 181. Using the Regen on Demand paddle during deceleration recovers more energy. See Regenerative Braking 0 184.

Terrain and Vehicle Speed
Higher speeds and grade changes use more energy and can significantly reduce electric range.

Climate Setting

Using heat and air conditioning systems decreases the energy available for electric driving. Optimal energy efficiency is achieved when the heat, air conditioning, and fan are turned off. Use the heated and ventilated seat features (if equipped) instead of the climate control system. Heating and ventilating the seat uses less energy than heating and cooling the interior. Use remote start to heat or cool the interior when the vehicle is plugged in to maximize the electric range by using electricity from the electrical outlet. In hot weather, avoid parking in direct sunlight or use sunshades inside the vehicle. Keep the inside of the windows clean to reduce fogging, and turn off the front defroster and rear defogger when they are not needed. Avoid driving with the windows open at highway speeds.
Use the Enhanced Battery Gauge on the Instrument Cluster to view the effect of climate control settings on your estimated range. See Battery Gauge (High Voltage) 0 85.

Outside Temperature

On colder days, it is best to plug in the vehicle overnight, and then remote start the vehicle. Allow the vehicle to warm up for 20 minutes before driving.
If possible, use a level 2 (240 volts) high power charge station for best results. This allows the interior of the vehicle and high voltage battery to warm to optimal temperature.

Vehicle Charging/Maintenance

Keep the vehicle plugged in, even when fully charged, to keep the battery temperature ready for the next drive. This is important when outside temperatures are extremely hot or cold.

Always keep the tires properly inflated and the vehicle properly aligned. The weight of excess cargo in the vehicle affects efficiency and range. Avoid carrying more than is needed. Avoid unnecessary use of electrical accessories. Power used for functions other than propelling the vehicle will reduce EV range.
Using a rooftop carrier will reduce efficiency due to additional weight and drag.

Distracted Driving

Distraction comes in many forms and can take your focus from the task of driving. Exercise good judgment and do not let other activities divert your attention away from the road. Many local governments have enacted laws regarding driver distraction. Become familiar with the local laws in your area. To avoid distracted driving, keep your eyes on the road, keep your hands on the steering wheel, and focus your attention on driving.

  • Do not use a mobile phone in demanding driving situations. Use a hands-free method to place or receive necessary phone calls.
  • Watch the road. Do not read, take notes, or look up information on mobile phones or other electronic devices.
  • Designate a front-seat passenger to handle potential distractions.
  • Become familiar with vehicle features before driving, such as programming favorite radio stations and adjusting climate control and seat settings. Program all trip information into any navigation device prior to driving.
  • Wait until the vehicle is parked to retrieve items that have fallen to the floor.
  • Stop or park the vehicle to tend to children.
  • Keep pets in an appropriate carrier or restraint.
  • Avoid stressful conversations while driving, whether with a passenger or on a mobile phone.

Taking your eyes off the road too long or too often could cause a crash resulting in injury or death. Focus your attention on driving. Refer to the Infotainment section for more information on using that system, including pairing and using a mobile phone.

Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear a seat belt.

  • Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do and be ready.
  • Allow enough following distance between you and the driver in front of you.
  • Focus on the task of driving.

Impaired Driving

Death and injury associated with impaired driving is a global tragedy.

Drinking alcohol or taking drugs and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol or drugs. You can have a serious — or even fatal — collision if you drive after drinking or taking drugs. Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or ride with a driver who has been drinking or is impaired by drugs. Find alternate transportation home; or if you are with a group, designate a driver who will remain sober.

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