2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is crucial because of its base rate of below $40,000, and a range of a minimum of 200 miles. Such combination should make the Bolt EV economical and useful enough for a broad swath of customers.
General Motors verified a $37,500 base price when it introduced the production-spec Bolt EV at CES earlier this year, and now we know General Motors will provide on the other half of its pledge, too. The automaker declares the Bolt EV will achieve not 200 miles, but 238 miles of range. That officially makes the Bolt EV the first mainstream electric automobile with such range.
Short ranges and long charging times have actually plagued electrical vehicles. Many consumers fear getting stuck with no charge, a phenomenon known as “range anxiety.” The Tesla Model S and Model X presently provides more than 200 miles of range, however their high prices keep them out of the reach of so many buyers. A lot of other electric vehicles currently offered can just summon around 100 miles of range.
The Bolt EV will go on sale well prior to the Tesla Model 3, which will provide a 215-mile range at a base rate of $35,000 (not counting Federal tax credit). Tesla does not prepare to start production till the end of 2017, offering the Bolt EV about a year as the only mainstream 200-mile electric car on the marketplace. Tesla has likewise missed out on each of its own targets for vehicle launches, so maybe the Model 3 could be pushed back even more.