2017 Chevrolet Bolt Confirmed With Model 3-Beating 238 Mile Range

Chevrolet has revealed that the 2017 Bolt has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles (383 km), well up on the 200-odd mile range given at the car’s unveiling earlier in the year.

Additionally, this figure is 18 miles further than Tesla expects its Model 3 to travel on a single charge, giving the Chevrolet Bolt another advantage before it arrives at dealerships in the coming months, a year before the Model 3.

To put the Bolt’s range into perspective, GM’s last all-electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Spark EV, had a range of just 82 miles.

The powertrain driving the Chevrolet Bolt is a high capacity electric motor delivering 200 hp and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque. That motor receives its juice from a 60 kWh battery pack developed by LG and mounted in the floor. This is enough to accelerate the car from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in under seven seconds.

Alongside its range, a key selling point of the Bolt will be its starting price of around $37,500. After tax rebates are applied, this will fall below the $30,000 mark, making it cheaper than the upcoming Model 3 and significantly more affordable than the BMW i3.

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