The main volume competitor for the Bolt EV is likely to be the new 2018 Nissan Leaf, with a redesigned body and interior and now 140 miles of range.
It's a much more "normal" car than the previous Leaf, and its selling point will be greater range than before at a price almost $7,000 less than the Bolt EV.
It'll be a good market test of how much range is "enough" for buyers.
The VW e-Golf is indistinguishable from the regular version, and we'd suggest the rated range may be conservative for some drivers; it handles well and offers the German appeal of all Golfs, but isn't available throughout the U.S.
The Hyundai Ioniq range offers a 124-mile electric model and a plug-in hybrid to come.
It too is normal in appearance and the electric is offered on a subscription service rather than a lease, at a lower price than the Bolt EV.
The Volt plug-in hybrid, with 53 miles of range, is sportier and sleeker than the electric Bolt EV, and slightly cheaper as well.
Finally, the Tesla Model 3 is struggling into production and its first year of production is spoken for, but it might be a tough competitor if Tesla can figure out how to build far more cars than it ever has.
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