We’re not going to use this space to reiterate what The Truth About Cars has to say in regards to a slanted view of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV versus the Tesla Model 3. We wholeheartedly agree with the views expressed at the link above, but we will instead use this space to highlight a new shift in the industry.
Not just a shift, but a passionate fanbase that really only been found in performance vehicle for as long as anyone can remember. That fanbase surrounds electric vehicles and their technologies.
The best example akin to Bolt EV vs Model 3 could be found in Android vs iOS. Both sides house passionate groups of people with different approaches to how technology can improve the lives of many. The same can be said for Tesla and General Motors fans.
There is nothing wrong with innovation and competition, in fact, as the old saying goes, it’s good for everyone. But, slanted views proclaiming ho-hum results from one side of another do no good. Especially when the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the 2017 Bolt EV.
The Bolt EV drives well, its charge is game-changing and its affordability means more people than ever have a shot at owning the latest gadget. Because the Bolt EV is a gadget and should be viewed in the same kind of hype we have for the latest smartphone launch.
Views denouncing the Bolt EV simply don’t have much of a footing when the Model 3 has only become somewhat of a show car. Do we think the Model 3 will come to fruition? Yes. Is there a real-world solution and competitor launching this year? Also yes.
Besides, these cars share a common goal: lessen the dependency on fossil fuels and create cleaner environments for everyone. In that respect, EVs should be celebrated, not scrutinized.