Chevrolet Bolt Can Go 255 Miles On A Charge In The City

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.

PHOTO GALLERY

2020 MINI Electric Teased, Debuts July 9th

MINI is going electric, but the upcoming Cooper SE is only expected to have a range of approximately 114 miles.

Korean Brands Dominate Initial Quality Study, But Porsche’s 911 Comes Out On Top

Genesis had the highest initial quality and they were closely followed by Kia and Hyundai.

Ford Says Explorer ST Customers Aren’t Interested In A V8

The hottest Explorer on sale is powered by an EcoBoost 3.0-liter V6 with 400 HP.

SUV And Tow Truck Decide To Go Their Separate Ways

After the SUV fell off, the tow truck began rolling forward towards a parked van.

2020 Cadillac XT5 Facelift Bows In China With Minor Updates

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 has a new grille and an updated infotainment system with a rotary controller.

Spiderman Goes Electric, Takes A Spin In The Audi E-tron GT

The latest Spiderman flick will feature cameos by the Audi A7, Q8 and e-tron.

Acura To Tackle Pikes Peak With A 400 HP MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura is also bringing along four other models to the hillclimb, including two NSXs.

James Bond May Drive The Aston Martin Valhalla In New Film

The Valhalla will hit the streets in 2021 with a 1,000 hp hybrid powertrain.

Ferrari 488 Pista Laps The Top Gear Track In A Record 1:12.7

The Ferrari 488 Pista features a twin-turbo V8 with a brutal 711 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.

BMW Unlikely To Chase Mercedes-AMG’s A45 S With 1-Series M Hatch

The BMW 1-Series range will likely be topped out by the M135i.