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Chevy Bolt EV Owners Surpass 4 Million All-Electric Miles

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

When it comes to number of emission-free miles accrued, The Proclaimers have got nothin’ on America’s Chevy Bolt drivers.

While the Scottish band has racked up 1,000 eco-friendly miles of walking (500 miles, plus 500 more), Chevrolet today reported that the 3,492 Bolt EV owners in the United States have driven a cumulative 4,570,300 all-electric miles, as of April 2, 2017.

Those 4 million miles were racked up in less than four months, as the vehicle went on sale in December 2016. All told, those all-electric miles saved over 175,000 gallons of fuel, if you go by the average EPA-estimated 26 mpg for 2017 vehicles in the United States.

Those many miles were totaled up with relatively few recharging stops, thanks to the Bolt EV’s EPA-estimated 238 miles of range. And according to Chevy, one Bolt EV owner even managed to set a new range record during a continuous trip by traveling 310 miles on a single charge. The bowtie brand stresses that this achievement is not typical of average Bolt EV range, but notes that some drivers are pushing their vehicles to the limits.

The average Bolt EV never needs to put the numbers to the test, though, typically driving just 53 miles per day.

“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 for 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.”

Right now, factory deliveries of the Bolt EV are available in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Virginia. The electric car will go on sale nationwide this summer.