With a combined range rating of 238 miles, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is arguably the most exciting new electric car to be launched in recent memory. And for those who live in the city, things get even better.
While the Bolt’s 238 mile range is indeed impressive, it becomes even more efficient during city driving and is capable of travelling 255 miles (410 km) on a single charge. By comparison, the Tesla Model S 70D, costing double that of the Bolt, has a city range of 242.8 miles (390 km).
Additionally, Chevrolet says that the range of the Bolt can be increased by up to 5 per cent in city traffic when the ‘Regen-On-Demand‘ paddles are used, bumping up the city range even further.
Where the affordable Bolt struggles however is on the highway. According to Inside EVs, the designer of the Bolt says its shape is a “disaster for aero” as it has a coefficient of .32 compared to the Cd of 0.24 of the Tesla Model S. Consequently, the highway range falls to 217.4 miles (349 km).
Priced from $29,995 with the maximum tax cuts included, the Bolt seems destined to shake up the electric car industry.