GM Bolt 200-mile Electric Available Soon
General Motors Exec: Affordable 200-mile electric Bolt Available Soon
General Motors’ vice president of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, spoke in Detroit Wednesday about the Chevrolet Bolt EV, substantiating the company’s plans to augment the electric-car market with Tesla towards the goal of affordable, long-range electric cars.
Nicholson reminded the public that the Bolt EV will go on sale soon, before Tesla’s Model 3. The Model 3 has obviously been the object of much more media attention, but reports have speculated that this may help all electric car makers and sales. Especially those like the Bolt EV that, like the Tesla Model 3, are “fully-electric”, “increased range”, and “mass market affordability”.
The two vehicles will compete due to range and pricing, even though the stylings are very different. The Model 3 is a sporty sedan with a very refined look of a sports car, while the Bolt is a small crossover. Both will achieve over 200 miles of range and ring in well under $40,000 for the base models.