Two vehicles that will go up against each other to win the heart of consumers are the 2017 Chevy Bolt and the Nissan Leaf. However while we know a great deal about the Bolt, information at this time is pretty scarce about the Leaf. We don’t know the size of the battery pack on the Leaf, nor the price tag or even how long it would take to charge the Leaf.
We do know GM is manufacturing the Chevy Bolt and it should be out next year with a price tag of under $40,000, so it will be the first EV with a long range with such a price tag. The price is going to be around $37, 495 in fact, while the base version of the 2017 Nissan Leaf is expected to be around $29,00 or if you go for the SL it should come in at about $37, 790. Of course there hasn’t been confirmation of this.
The Chevrolet Bolt offers the 60kWh battery pack and this means that you should get around 238 miles on a full charge and it comes with fast charging so you can charge to around 90 miles within a half hour.
At the moment there hasn’t been any official numbers released about the Nissan Leaf but it is thought that it may offer around 200 mile range. However more realistically it could offer about 107 miles.
The Chevy Bolt can be charged full in around 10 hours and again there hasn’t been any official information about the Nissan Leaf, but on an official forum it was said to take eight hours.
So if you were choosing an EV would you go for the Chevrolet Bolt or would you hang about and wait to find out what the Nissan Leaf has to offer?