The Chevy Bolt’s Coolest Feature

The Chevy Bolt is kind of a big deal. After all, it’s the first affordable all-electric vehicle on the market that has enough range to actually get you places. It’s got plenty of cool features, but one stands out from the rest as far as we’re concerned.

It’s got some pretty cool systems in place to charge your batteries on the go. For example, it possesses a “regen on demand” paddle, which allows you to slow the car by pulling a small paddle tucked behind the steering wheel. “Regen” is just shorthand for “regenerative braking,” a system that can translate the kinetic energy it absorbs (from braking, for example) into electric energy it can feed into your systems. It takes some getting used to, not having a braking pedal, but it’s a smart feature that reinforces what the Chevy Bolt is all about. After a few days, you’ll find it’s the most natural thing in the world to brake with a paddle on the wheel.

Also, the Bolt comes with two driving modes, “drive” and “low.” The “low” mode is the car’s regenerative braking mode. Low mode makes the car use its own momentum and the motor’s resistance to regenerate power for the batteries. The car will also automatically slow down the second you pull off the accelerator, which allows you to easily coast to a complete stop, no brakes required. Every time you decelerate, you feed more power back into the batteries and increase how far you can go.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a 2017 Chevy Bolt and learn more about its high tech features, including the regenerative braking technologies. If you’re in need of some auto maintenance this summer, schedule time with a technician at the service department of Classic Chevrolet.

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