238 all-electric miles for less than $30,000? That is correct! Chevrolet announced the MSRP for the all-electric Bolt EV will be $37,495. Many customers are expected to qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit, bringing the price down to $29,995 (with even more savings are available from certain states and/or employers).
By equipping the Bolt with a big 60 kWh battery, drivers get an eye-popping range of more than 200 miles on a single charge. When necessary, the vehicle can be recharged using a Level 2 charger or a DC fast charger.
Level 2 charging provides about 25 miles of range for every hour plugged in, while a typical DC fast charger can charge the vehicle at a rate of nearly 200 miles per hour.
“Value is a hallmark for Chevrolet and the pricing of the Bolt EV proves we’re serious about delivering the first affordable EV with plenty of range for our customers,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and leader of Global Chevrolet. “We have kept our promise yet again, first on range and now on price.”
Standard features include:
- Regen on Demand™ (ability to slow down by releasing the accelerator and not using the brake pedal, which transfers energy back to the battery and storing it for later use; also referred to as “one-pedal driving”);
- Rear vision camera;
- 10.2-inch diagonal color touch screen; and
- Michelin self-sealing tires (in certain circumstances).
The top trim Premier includes all LT equipment plus additional standard features such as leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera and rear camera mirror. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. The Bolt EV will be available at select dealerships in late 2016.
And don’t forget to look into installing a home Level 2 charger, which will allow you to charge the Bolt six times faster than by using a household outlet. Now is the time to act because of a limited-time 30% federal tax credit.
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