So today I got to drive the Bolt for the second time. Thank you Herb Connolly Chevrolet of Framingham MA for the experience. I went out with a sales person named Eduardo who seemed very knowledgeable. This was the premiere model. Although the manager told the sales person to just take me around the block, once we got on the road, I took control of the situation and basically said I was taking the car on the highway. And that I did. Once on the interstate the car very quickly hit its electronically limited top speed of 92 mph. It almost felt like hitting a brick wall. At that speed the car felt very stable. The 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds seemed accurate and you can even chirp the tires when nailing it from 30 or so. The car handles well for a tall hatchback but aerodynamics could be better. Steering seemed very precise for the type of vehicle. Sport mode seems to make the throttle more sensitive but if you floor it both modes seem to be the same. Putting the selector into L mode significantly increases regenerative braking to he point where one pedal driving in possible other than in a panic stop situation. I would say the regen in L mode is a powerful as the BMW I3. There is also a regen paddle on the left side of the steering wheel which will increase regen with the tap of a finger. The Bolt definitely offered a quiet and comfortable ride both around town and on the interstate. Some people have mentioned the front seats not being wide enough but I didn't seem to notice. I will have to pay more attention on a longer drive to be sure. The heated leather seats worked very well along with the heated steering wheel. Along with a realtime front and rear camera system that can be activated at anytime, the rear view mirror also can be turned into a camera which is helpful if you have tall passengers in the back seat. The feature comes straight out of the Cadillac CT6 from what I am told. The blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning worked as they are supposed to. The climate system worked very well. Unlike the Volt plugin hybrid, the Bolt is a true 5 seater. The rear seats are comfortable and I had plenty of leg room even with the driver seat in my driving position. I am 6 feet tall. Head room is excellent. The Bolt is rated at 238 miles EPA combined and those numbers seem to be achievable even in 35-40 degree temps. On the ride back, I kept the speed around 65 mph but still nailed it a few times. Under these conditions I averaged 3.7 miles per kWh at 40 degrees and climate set to 68. I hope to do some round trip steady state testing in the near future. In somewhat warmer weather, 5 miles per kWh should be doable without too much trouble which means 300 miles is possible on a charge. The standard tires are the low rolling resistance Michelin Energy Saver AS. Unfortunately there is no spare tire, only an onboard compressor and can of fix a flat. Many cars seem to be going this way electric or not. The Bolt comes standard with a 110 volt portable charger that plugs into a household outlet. This will give about 5 miles back per hour or so. Depending on the amount of daily driving, the will work fine on many cases. The Bolt can be plugged into any 220 volt level 2 charging station for up to 25 miles back per hour. This particular car had the optional 440 volt SAE combo plug and will charge at a rate of 180 miles per hour using an SAE fast charger. For comparison a tesla supercharger will do up to 380 miles per hour. The Bolt was originally thought to be based on the same platform as the Sonic hatchback. GM claims that no parts are shared in the Bolt with the Gamma platform but they refuse to say what platform is being used. On the Facebook site I have photos of both cars for comparison. The Bolt is about 3 inches higher than the sonic. Some people call the Bolt a small crossover vehicle but in my opinion I would just call it a small but tall hatchback. I have only driven the sonic hatch once and that was a couple years ago. I suspect the Bolt is a better handling car. Overall the Bolt is a great choice for someone who wants a longer range EV but can't afford a Tesla S or X and doesn't want to wait for the model 3. Last I heard the first deliveries of the model 3 should be in q3 of 2017. I hope the Bolt sells well and I think it has a good shot. I do wish GM would up the top speed to be on par with other 6.5 second cars. This might make the Bolt more appealing to a wider audience. In termed of recommendations for this dealer, there should be at least one Bolt specifically as a demonstration model. It should have big signage advertising the name of the dealer as well as a sign saying "ALL ELECTRIC 238 MILE RANGE." That way people on the road would notice the car on every test drive. I would also as a manger not tell the sales people to only take someone around the block. I would never buy a car without going on the interstate. The customers should be offered a thorough test drive. This was the only Bolt they had on the lot today but they are getting more as we speak. I hope GM puts the Bolt driveline in a more aerodynamic model in the future. More information after the next test drive.