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blownb310 03-01-2021 02:19 PM

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.
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...g?v=1599139814
https://www.canadawheels.ca/fast-whe...-plus/titanium

Stubby79 03-01-2021 02:29 PM

Just me or does every size say "Out of Stock"?

MetroMPG 03-02-2021 09:30 PM

Mike: FYI, Canada/US cross-border commercial ground transport wasn't suspended. Only non-essential (discretionary/recreational) travel.

So you should be able to get some wheels.

blownb310 03-02-2021 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 643476)
Mike: FYI, Canada/US cross-border commercial ground transport wasn't suspended. Only non-essential (discretionary/recreational) travel.

So you should be able to get some wheels.

Thank you Darin. I wonder why they quoted me $350 shipping? I'll call and find out.

Cd 04-16-2021 07:17 PM

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For comparison, here were the aero wheels Chevy had for the 2015 Volt.
They look much better than the 'bling, bling' cheap looking chrome wheels, but were also functional :
https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1618614947

blownb310 04-16-2021 11:27 PM

Very interesting, thank you Cd. I hadn't known about those. So were they an option or a dealer parts department accessory?

Cd 04-17-2021 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by blownb310 (Post 646428)
Very interesting, thank you Cd. I hadn't known about those. So were they an option or a dealer parts department accessory?

I'm not sure myself.

Apparently, they were taken from the Opel Ampera* and offered as an option by G.M. :

https://www.google.com/amp/s/gmautho...lt-unique/amp/

You can even find used ones on Ebay now.

( *The better looking, less \'cheap\' looking European version of the Chevy Volt.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1618674906

https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1618674906

https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1618674906


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