Will the New Chevy Bolt Zap the Competition in the Electric Vehicle Market?

The new Chevrolet Bolt goes longer for cheaper than any other similar car on the market. The Bolt can travel up to 238 miles on a charge although its recommended that you don’t charge your car over 80% percent to preserve your battery life. So more realistically, you should be getting about 191 – still pretty sweet.


Now let’s talk about the price. This electric car retails for $30,000 after the $7,500 tax credit. The Washington Post points out that currently, the only other all-electric car for sale with that kind of range is the Tesla, which cost upwards of $70,000 – that is more than twice the cost of the Bolt. And let’s not forget about stupid long wait times to get your shiny new Tesla. While many may argue that the Tesla is a cooler car, it’s hard to imagine that a Tesla is $40,000 cooler.

The Post writes that, like other all-electric cars, it has no tailpipe. As for fuel efficiency, the EPA gives the Bolt a rating of 119 MPGe, or miles per gallon equivalent. The new electric Chevy comes with some pretty cool tech upgrades as well. Car and Driver reveals that the cabin has a 10.2-inch touchscreen and a driver-facing 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi are also available. Although the car has some cool new tech the one complaint we’ve been hearing is that there is a limited amount of cargo space, so it might not be so good if you’ve got a young family.

All in all, it sounds like the new Bolt is going to give the electric car market segment some steep competition!

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The PushAuto Team