2018 Chevy Bolt EV Blows Away the Competition

Chevy Bolt for sale

When it comes to electric vehicles, Chevy dealers understand that the most important spec is driving range. In the past, the answer to the driving range question occasionally disappointed our drivers. We’re happy to report that those days are over.


The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers a driving range to rival any vehicle at any car dealership near you. The new Bolt blows away the plug-in hybrid/electric vehicle competition with its insane 238-mile range on a single charge. Best of all, the 2018 model is available for just $37,495 including the mandatory destination fee.


The 2018 Bolt EV is the five-door hatchback Chevy fans can’t stop buzzing about, thanks in part to the vehicle’s remarkable technological breakthroughs. The Bolt EV features a 60-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack underneath its cabin floor to power a 150-kilowatt (200-horsepower) electric motor. The vehicle fully recharges in roughly nine hours via a standard onboard 7.2 kilowatts charger. If you’re looking for a faster charge, a DC fast-charging port is available for an extra $750.


The Bolt’s tech chops made the 2018 model one of Chevy’s top-selling vehicles last year. We anticipate that the trend will continue once Chevy fans get an up-close look at the 2018 model.


Chevy knew better than to make any changes to the car’s fundamental traits, but the new Bolt features a few interesting little tweaks to improve on last year’s model. The new vehicle includes an automatic heated steering wheel (replacing the 2017 model’s manually-controlled heated steering wheel) which regulates itself based on ambient cabin temperature and other factors. The automaker also nixed that annoying little map pocket on the back of the front passenger seat in the 2LT trim level cars.


Other than that, the 2018 Chevy Bolt EV is nearly identical to its predecessor. The vehicle is still rated at 119 MPGe combined, it still goes from zero to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, and it’s still one of the best electric cars on the market. The new Bolt also features the same spacious, ultra-comfy cabin Chevy fans have come to expect, complete with that fancy upgraded steering wheel we mentioned earlier and some of the most luxurious seats you’ll find in any EV model in America.


While the Bolt’s competitors–the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, the Toyota Prius Prime, the Tesla Model 3 and the BMW i3–may have a slight edge over the Bolt EV in terms of driving range, they simply don’t stack up against the new Chevy when you look at other factors like price, comfort and practicality.


Visit your favorite Chevy dealership today to check out the 2018 Chevy Bolt EV in person. Our friendly staff at Ray Chevrolet would be happy to take you out for a spin in this exciting new electric vehicle any day of the week.