The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very well received by media and owners alike, but not all things golden can stay.
Nissan is preparing to launch its full-scale attack on Chevrolet’s affordable electric vehicle and it’s bringing some semi-autonomous driving technology with it. The brand revealed its ProPilot Assist technology that will arrive with the 2018 Nissan Leaf.
ProPilot Assist is a light autonomous driving system that can assist the driver in acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane driving on highways. Although, it’s only the beginning—Nissan plans to offer increasing levels of autonomy through the system in the near future.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV doesn’t currently offer technology quite like what Nissan is readying, but it is serving as the basis for General Motors’ production self-driving cars with Cruise Automation. GM is picking and choosing its battles.
As for technical specs, the 2018 Leaf is said to feature a range double that of the current car. The 2017 Leaf goes 107 miles on a single charge, which would make 214 miles a possibility for the new Leaf. That doesn’t quite strike the Bolt EV, but if Nissan offers up additional differentiators, it will likely make for a formidable Bolt EV rival.