General Motors has announced that the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV will have an EPA estimated range of 238 miles! Via it’s 60 kWh battery pack, this puts the Bolt in head to head competition with the upcoming Tesla Model 3 that Elon Musk has said will have at least 215 miles of EPA range.
In addition to range details, not too much was said that wasn’t already known. The Bolt EV’s chief engineer, Josh Tavel, said “While range is important, we knew Bolt EV owners would want more — more space and more power — and the Bolt EV delivers. Our team took special pride in optimizing every aspect of this vehicle, especially its impressive range and ride dynamics.”
As for availibility, GM simply said the Bolt EV arrives at select Chevrolet dealerships in late 2016. It will ship in 2 trim levels, the LT and the Premier.
GM is still being quiet about pricing, sticking to their original $37,500 MSRP or less comments.