Chevy is clearly ready to take it to Tesla with its new Bolt EV. The Bolt will be much cheaper than currently available Tesla cars and has a driving range per charge that is impressive at 238 miles per charge. Granted that is based on EPA estimates and will vary in the real world. Every EV has a driving range that varies significantly in the real world thanks to terrain and temperature.
The Bolt EV will start at under $37,500 before the $7,500 US federal tax rebate for purchasing an electric vehicle. Some states add in their own tax incentives to boot. Bolt EV buyers will also get plenty of safety and convenience features says Chevy.
“While range is important, we knew Bolt EV owners would want more — more space and more power — and the Bolt EV delivers,” said Bolt EV Chief Engineer Josh Tavel. “Our team took special pride in optimizing every aspect of this vehicle, especially its impressive range and ride dynamics.”
The catch is that we don’t know exactly what those safety and convenience features will be just yet. The Bolt EV is set to hit show rooms in late 2016 and EV buyers looking for a long range and lower price point should be very interested in what Chevy has to offer.