Consumer Reports Says Bolt Sets EV Range Record
The influential magazine Consumer Reports says that the affordable Chevrolet Bolt EV has set a new electric-vehicle range record for their testing. The Bolt EV, under real-world driving conditions, managed 250 miles on a full charge. That’s more miles than the 238 mile range estimated by the EPA, and a longer driving range than the far more expensive Tesla Model S 75D and Model X 90D managed in similar testing. The magazine notes that there are now longer range Tesla models available that likely would better the Bolt EV’s range, but at a cost of over $100,000. The least expensive Bolt EV cost just under $30,000 after federal government tax incentives.