The Chevy Bolt beats the Tesla Model 3 to market as the first relatively affordable long-range electric car you can buy. While the Bolt lacks the Tesla's cool factor, it's practical and enjoyable to drive.
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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt was launched last year amidst glamor and spotlights. An added factor that impresses car reviewers about this car is its affordability that even most consumers can buy.
The Tesla Model S is an all-electric vehicle but its price range is beyond everybody's budget. Even the Nissan Leaf and Kia Soul were in the same price range but people find their range is too limited and charge time just too long.
Fox News called the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt as "pleasant to be in, practical to use and could possibly be your only car." The news network was generous in giving the electric car a "B+" rating for its range of features and usability.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will give you around 240 miles of traveling in one single charge. Among the electric cars in the market, only Tesla Model 3 can compare to it. Unfortunately, it cost double at its price list.
Tesla promised consumer a better-priced EV car for the same range but the latest it can hit the showroom is 2018. The car is powered by a 60 kWh battery that gives a very efficient range. It could take 30 hours to fully charge and only more than 10 hours using an upgrade 240-volt outlet.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt has an accelerate rate of only 0-60 miles an hour in around 6.5 seconds. Compared with other EV cars on the market, this is better than most. It's a front wheel vehicle that can be easily controlled. Breaking is a whiz that starts when you remove your foot from the gas pedal. The best thing about this car is it is a green car that environmentalist will surely approve of.
In related news, General Motors started a lease agreement for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt for only $329.00 a month. It includes a 15,000-mile annual maximum that compares with other brands. This promo started April and will expire by the end of the month.