Those of us who have the good fortune to be able to experience driving and living with many new vehicles have learned that EV driving and charging has unexpected nuances that will not be familiar to owners of gas-powered vehicles.
It is not that these issues are problems, it is just that EVs provide a different range of considerations in place of familiar matters like regular oil changes. Chevrolet has addressed this lack of familiarity with a series of 15 videos on the experience of owning and driving the company’s Bolt EV that shoppers can watch while considering making the move to electric power for their commutes.
The online series explains the Bolt EV’s unique features, driving tips and how-tos to illustrate life with an electric vehicle – all explained by the engineers and experts who brought the Bolt EV to life.
In addition to the video primer on the different types of EV charging above, the video series includes topics such as:
- Home charging basics
- Road trip charging
- One pedal driving and regen on demand
- Driver’s display screens
- Personalizing active safety features
- Cold weather driving tips
Road Trip Charging
Find out how to intelligently plan your route, locate charging stations, optimize your range and more.
Rear Camera Mirror and HD Surround Vision
Whether you're backing out of a parking spot or changing lanes, take a look at how these available features can help give you a new outlook on your surroundings.
Reading the Display Screens
It is easy for you to keep an eye on your driving habits to help increase efficiency and range. Learn more about the Technique, Terrain, and Temperature display screens that help inform you along the way.
Personalizing Safety Technology Features
Personalize active safety features based on how you drive. Follow these quick steps to modify default alerts and manage settings to fit your needs.
Pairing Your Phone with Bluetooth
Pairing your smartphone and Bolt EV is easy to do. Get the most out of your Bluetooth connection to seamlessly access to your contact list, make and receive phone calls and listen to your music.
One Pedal Driving and Regen On Demand
One Pedal Driving and Regen on Demand can help you go further by optimizing efficiency—and make driving a bit more fun too. Once you get to know these features, there's no turning back.
myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist
Your smartphone becomes your co-pilot when using the myChevrolet Mobile App with Energy Assist. The app allows you to control certain features and access vehicle information, like battery status and charging settings, from anywhere. The Energy Assist feature intelligently plans your routes, tells you where to charge up, and gives you real-time data about charging station availability.
Michelin Selfseal Tires
Watch how Michelin Selfseal tires handle a puncture to help keep you rolling in a Bolt EV.
Installing a Home Charging Station
Ready to install a Level 2 charging station at home? We’ve partnered with Qmerit to make installation simple in just a few steps.
Home Charging Basics
Follow these tips to make the most of your charging time at home, including ways to improve cost-effectiveness and customizing your preferred settings.
Driver Information Center
You can tailor the Driver Information Center to keep the vehicle information you want always in view. Personalize the type of data you want displayed with three configurable modes – Classic, Modern and Enhanced.
Cold Weather EV Driving Tips
With remote start, a heated steering wheel and heated seats, preconditioning your Bolt EV can help keep your battery’s energy up when the temps go down.
Cargo Space and Storage Areas
Inventive storage areas and lots of cargo space, makes it easy to bring your larger-sized items along for the ride. Bolt EV has the flexibility to meet the demands of your on-the-go life.
Activate your OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Services account and set up the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi in your Bolt EV. Have added peace of mind on the road ahead and stay connected to your world with every drive.
Image source: Ford Motor Co.
Dan Carney is a Design News senior editor, covering automotive technology, engineering and design, especially emerging electric vehicle and autonomous technologies.