Yesterday, Chevrolet dropped the bombshell many have been waiting for; the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will arrive with 238 miles of range. The announcement falls in line with reports of pre-production cars blowing past initial 200-mile range estimates, and it will be the most range available on any electric vehicle when it launches later this year.
But, we’re obligated to come to you, our readers, to ask today’s Community Question: is a range of 238 miles enough?
Taking average statistics from 2015, Americans drive around 10,658 miles per year. That’s just about 30 miles per day. Pulling out the handy-dandy calculator reveals the Bolt EV will be capable of about eight average trips before having to plug in for a recharge.
Of course, mileage may vary with driving habits, weather and road conditions. Still, even 200 miles is quite a bit before owners will have to worry about charging up the battery in a 2017 Bolt EV.
With that, we will turn it to you. Vote below and talk to us in the comment section below on this matter.