General Motors doesn’t seem worried in the slightest about the hype surrounding the Tesla Model 3, evident from its most recent comments during a battery backgrounder. But, the greater news seems more conveniently timed.
WardsAuto reports the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is far surpassing initial range estimates of 200 miles. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this. In fact, months ago, when the Model 3 was simply an unofficial click-bait headline, it was reported the 2017 Bolt EV was amazing engineers by running well past 200 miles on a charge.
However, this seems well timed, especially with Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, touting a 215-mile range from the Model 3.
Tim Grewe, general director-electrification, said he’s confident buyers will far exceed the 200-mile range, but we await official numbers from the Bolt EV.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will launch at the end of this year and be built at the Orion assembly plant.