Efficiency Matters: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf
If like a lot of people one of the main focuses when buying a new electric car is on the amount of miles you get, you may be considering the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf or the BMW i3. But which of them is going to give you the most for your money?
The Nissan Leaf offers up a range on battery of around 107 miles if you go for the base version of the vehicle and it has the 30kWh battery. However if you can get your hands on the 24kWh battery version, this is said to offer more at 114MPGe. The Nissan Leaf is going to cost you around 96 cents to drive 25 miles and yearly costs are said to be around $600.
The Chevrolet Bolt offers up and estimated 238 EPA range, which is very efficient and a 119MPGe. It is going to cost you about 92 cents to drive 25miles and annually you would pay around $550. This means that it comes in cheaper than the Leaf per year. The Bolt comes in with a price tag that starts at $37, 495.
The BMW i3 offers an EPA range of around 81miles from the 60-amp-hour battery, but this is the most sophisticated of the three vehicles. It will cost you just 88 cents per 25 miles and the annual cost to drive it comes in at about $550, which is the same as the Bolt. There is also a 94amp-hour battery version available and this gives you about 118MPGe. The starting price comes in at $43,000.
Out of the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt and the BMW i3 the i3 comes out the winner in our eyes, but do you agree?