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2017 Chevrolet Bolt Doesn’t Give Choice To Prius

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt should go down just as well as its predecessor and it hasn’t given the Toyota Prius much by way of choice. The Prius now needs to go full electric or it could mean the early demise of the vehicle.

Some people have said that hybrids and hybrid plug-ins are not the way of the future and they are looking to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt to prove this to be true. Hybrid vehicles could very soon be old and the Toyota Prius risks falling under this category.

Full electric vehicles seem to get better each year and vehicle such as the Renault Zoe with a $17,000 price tag and the Tesla Model S with 300 mile driving range are doing well on the market and proving that the way forward is all-electric.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will be among the leaders and it looks like it may send the Toyota Prius along with other hybrid vehicles into a downward spiral that may see their demise, unless of course they choose to go fully electric.

But what do you think, is the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt the way forward with all-electric vehicles and should the Prius forget about hybrid?

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3 Comments

  1. Guy

    November 10, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Hybrids will be a necessity for awhile yet. This article is suffering from West Coast bias–yes electric vehicles are cheaper and cleaner west of the Rockies, where much of the electricity is produced by hydroelectric, solar and wind. But east of the Rockies electric cars are MUCH less efficient and MUCH less clean due to the source of the electricity–coal primarily. All-electrics may even be worse than straight high-mileage gasoline cars according to the data. And hybrids getting 55+ mpg are much better, obviously than straight gas getting 35 mpg.

  2. Hugh Briss

    November 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I still don’t want to get caught on low battery without a charging station nearby. The Chevy Volt at least has a small gasoline powered charging generator. When charging stations become ubiquitous and ecumenical (able to charge any vehicle, not just a Tesla or a Chevy or a Leaf or a Toyota), I’d spring for one, but not until.

  3. Fred Arnold

    November 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    The Volt didn’t go all-electric, they brought out a new model and called it Bolt. Why should Toyota change the Prius to all-electric. Those of us who own Prius’s appreciate the ability to take long trips without having to wait around for the battery to charge every 200 miles or so. All-electric vehicles are great for short commutes, but are just not as practical as the Prius is.