We have no idea when we are going to see the Nissan Leaf for 2017 and the Tesla Model 3 is still many months away yet. However the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is making its way to the dealers and it will be on the forecourts before Christmas.
The Chevrolet Bolt therefore has a big advantage when it comes to time, it offers a range advantage and reviewers will be able to test the battery in winter conditions.
Chevrolet said that the all-electric hatchback is going to offer up a range of 238 miles on a single charge and this would mean that it could beat the Tesla Model 3, which has promised 215 miles.
This of course is a big leap from the Chevrolet Spark EV, which offers up 82 miles. The Bolt has the same capacity as the 2017 Nissan Leaf at 60kWh and it has been said that we should expect to see a range of 240 miles from the Leaf.
However bear in mind that the Chevrolet Bolt EV shares the Regen on demand braking feature with the Chevrolet Volt and this is said to add on another 5% to the range.
If the Chevrolet Bolt didn’t have this feature then maybe it would offer around 225 miles range from the single charge. This of course would be enough for it to beat the Tesla Model 3 range.