It looks like GM is making good on its promise to bring the Chevy Bolt EV to customers by the end of the year. The company has delivered the first three vehicles to customers in Fremont, California, just a few miles away from Tesla’s factory. Is this a coincidence? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Chevrolet is proud to offer a vehicle like the Bolt EV, with ground-breaking technology wrapped in a modern design that is also fun-to-drive at an affordable price. — Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief.
The Chevy Bolt EV prides itself on having a long range and reasonable price. It can take you on a 238 mile-long trip on a full charge and costs $37,495 before tax credits. Based on its range and price point, it will compete against Tesla’s upcoming Model 3, which will hopefully hit the market by the end of next year.
GM says that more Bolt EVs are currently in transit to California as well as Oregon, and should arrive by the end of the month. The company then plans to release the car in quite a few Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states during the winter months, including New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia. In the middle of next year, the vehicle will be available at Bolt EV-certified dealerships across the country.
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