From the dealership, that is.
First things first, the just launched 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is a game-changer. After federal tax credits, the well-equipped entry-level LT trim costs just a hair under $30,000. The average new car in the US right now sells for around $33,000. Well done, GM. But the Bolt itself, with its 238-mile range on a single, a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, and plenty of interior space, is literally the complete opposite of GM’s first foray into EVs with the EV-1. We recently got to spend some time with the new Bolt and, despite a few flaws, it's hands-down better than the Nissan Leaf.
And the VW e-Golf, Kia Soul EV, and Ford Focus EV. There’s also the all-electric version of the BMW i3, but that’ll cost you more. But what about the Tesla Model 3? Well, it doesn’t exist yet.
Until it does, the Chevrolet Bolt is the go-to affordable EV. With standard features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE WiFi, and a large, 10.2-inch color touchscreen, the Bolt can easily be driven daily while you charge it at night. Does it look as sexy as a Tesla Model S? No, but it’s still a very impressive package that will making competing automakers – including Tesla – take notice.