Chevy announced that their Bolt EV vehicles have been given a rating of 238 miles of range by the EPA.
When the Bolt was revealed earlier this year, Chevy stated that it would have a range of 200+ miles per single charge.
This new announcement means that Chevy will be competing closely with Tesla as Chevy is promising around 20 miles more than Tesla’s Model 3.
The Bolt has already started production and is due to become available to dealerships before the end of this year while the Model 3 will not be available until late 2017.
The Bolt has been priced at $37,500 USD (before federal credits of $7,500) and has been built around a 60 kWh battery pack.
There were several features which helped Chevy to push the boundaries of the Bolt’s range, such as its clean and sleek design, that it is light in weight, it has progressive battery technology and improved regenerative braking which allows EV’s to recapture charge through braking and extend their range.
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