Competition is heating up in the race to produce an affordable EV, and recently two future rivals came face to face for the first time ever – the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept and the 2016 Nissan Leaf EV. It was the Bolt’s first visit to the west coast, as well as the debut of the Nissan Leaf. In a domestic versus import show down that marked the start of the 2015 National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), around 800 test drives were enjoyed thanks to the organizers of the event – Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association.
Autoblog shows us photos of what went down this past weekend in Los Angeles, which included a praiseful shoutout to movie director Chris Paine, for his work with Who Killed The Electric Car? and Revenge Of The Electric Car. General Motors west coast communications head Dave Barthmuss was one of the speakers at the event, along with California state senator Kevin de Lion, race car driver Leilani Munter, and other guest speakers.
We look forward to seeing which car ends up being the top dog in this increasingly popular market. We’re interested to see which vehicle you think will have the edge, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will launch next year.