2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Continued EV Affordability

As Tesla continues to struggle to bring the Model 3 to the market, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is the car you can purchase that’s affordable and easy to drive while enjoying the efficiency and drive of an excellent vehicle that uses only electricity for the drive. This car is one that brings you the range you want and offers you the ability to handle all your daily driving while entering its second model year to be a car that can make your drive right on a daily basis. You’re going to want to take a look at the Bolt if you’re searching for the EV that’s right for you.
Over the past several years the price of most EVs has made it nearly impossible for us to make the drive in an EV because it didn’t make sense to spend more to drive a shorter distance on a full charge. The fact that Chevrolet was able to create the Bolt and offer it as an affordable model satisfies these needs to make sure you can have the range you’re looking for from a full charge to give you the right way for to handle your daily drive.

While the Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the newest members of the EV lineup in the automotive market, the 2018 version does receive some impressive upgrades to make sure you can have more of what you want with this car. The LT Comfort and Convenience Package now has an automatic heated steering wheel which is offered to give you more comfort for the drive. This item is also offered as a standard part of the Premier trim to allow this top trim to be the most comfortable and filled with items that can be enjoyed on the road.

The Two Trims for You

There are two trims offered for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the LT and the Premier. There are several items that are offered for the drive needed with a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry, push button starting, a programmable Charge Control system, the Chevy MyLink infotainment system, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi, SiriusXM satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, rear heating ducts, the Teen Driver technology and ten airbags. Choose the Premier Trim and you have standard leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, an auto dimming Rear Camera Mirror, blind spot alerts, lane change alerts, rear parking assist, rear cross traffic alerts, a Surround Vision system, rear parking assist, and heated folding mirrors.

You can choose several options for this EV model to give you what you want when it’s time to get out on the road and drive. These upgrades include Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Forward Collision Alerts, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam automatic high beam assist, a Bose premium audio, wireless charging, dual charging rear USB ports, a navigation system and the availability of DC Fast Charging capability for the drive and the features needed.

Powering the Drive

When you take a look at what the Bolt EV is powered by, you’re going to find an AC synchronous electric motor that uses a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that offers you 200 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. This battery pack offers you an eight-year/100,000 mile warrant and makes it possible for you to enjoy up to 238 miles from a single charge to have the drive you want. The 240V home charging system will allow you to recharge the battery overnight in about nine hours to make this car one you can drive every day.

When you’re looking for the right EV model to drive to help do your part to save our environment, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by what you find with the Bolt EV. This car is one that will allow you to have the range you need, the ability to have the drive you want in your area. This is a car that can be right for you to enjoy on a daily basis while also offering you the benefits of the Federal Rebate that will drive the price for you to an area that’s easier for you to pay for this impressive EV model.

Written by Scott Boyd

Sports fan. Coffee lover. Entrepreneur. California dreamin'. The only thing I enjoy more than writing about cars is driving them around town... especially old hot rods. Find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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