The Chevrolet Bolt introduced late 2016 in California and Oregon beore gradually making its way to other select markets throughout the United States. Now the EV is available throughout the country, Chevrolet announced.
Customers can pick up a Bolt or order one at accredited car dealerships across the country. Through August, Chevrolet has sold 11,670 units of the Bolt, putting it ahead of Nissan which sold 9,685 units of the Leaf.
Chevrolet’s statement comes on the heels of the next-generation Leaf unveil. Nissan’s new EV, which includes enhanced range from the previous version, will introduce in all 50 states beginning in early 2018.
Priced at $37,495 before tax credits, the Bolt is available standard with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, push-button start, six-way manual adjusting front seats, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and also an electronic transmission selector with Low mode for regenerative braking. Premier models feature front and rear heated seats, a heated steering wheel, surround camera system, and other functions. Range is EPA-estimated at 238 miles on one charge.
Not only the Bold ride and handle well, however, as we kept in mind at the time, it makes inexpensive long-range electric transportation available for others. Now that the small vehicle has rolled out across the country, this is realistic than before.