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Old 03-01-2021, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chevrolet Bolt EV 'Aero' Wheels (aftermarket)

I've always admired when companies made the effort to equip their EVs with aerodynamic, fuel saving wheels. Here are a few examples that come to mind, Mercedes B Class, VW e-Golf, Hyundai Soul EV, and Tesla Model 3. For those unaware, wheels with thin spokes and huge air voids are great for keeping brakes cool, but cause unnecessary air turbulence. And unless you're racing on a track, EVs don't need the extra brake cooling. In fact, some of us don't use our brakes enough to keep the rust off of them.

The Bolt EV's wheels have large voids which show the rusty brake rotors. They have an unusual 105 mm bolt circle so trying to use any of the above 'aero' wheels will not work. However, there is hope. A Canadian company called Fast Wheels, now has specially designed lightweight 'aero' wheels available for the Bolt EV in the original 17" or minus sized 16" versions available. It is called the EV01(+). Problem is, they are only available in Canada and with trucking suspended at the border right now, air freight charges are estimated at $350 Canadian. So as soon as ground freight resumes, I'm ordering a set.

2013 Fit EV and 2019 Chevy Bolt EV 89,000 oil free miles to date.

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