Updated: May 28, 2019
The Chevy Bolt EV is the benchmark for mainstream electric vehicles (EVs), with an impressive 238 miles of range for a relatively inexpensive price when compared with models such as the Tesla Model 3. its immense practicality and cutting-edge technology outweigh any superfluous aesthetics.The Bolt doubles down on its electric powertrain, which provides immediate acceleration and nearly twice the range of similarly priced EVs. What's more, it also drives and rides exceptionally well for what it is—we'd even call it fun, the Bolt remains the best everyday electric car on the market today.
The Bolt receives minor updates for 2019 that improve the user experience.
1. The charge-termination feature now has more selectable levels at which you can choose to stop charging. This helps reduce charging costs when only a small amount of range is required.
2. Chevy also revised its Low driving mode to keep the Bolt from moving when stopped and the seatbelt is unbuckled. And, as in previous model years, if the door is opened in this scenario, the car will automatically shift into park.
3. The touchscreen now offers separate buttons for air conditioning and heat.
4. Inflating the tires is easier with a tire-fill alert that announces when the correct pressure is reached.
Highs: Sprightly acceleration, long driving range, spacious cabin. Lows: Dorky styling, cheap interior materials, gets costly with key options. Verdict: A pioneer among electric cars thanks to its affordability, practicality, and long driving range.
Yes, it is value for money.