The Chevrolet Bolt EV fits into the market as one of the most affordable ways to go all-electric with a long driving range.
The Nissan Leaf is the only other rival that’s widely available nationwide, and in Leaf Plus form it is rated up to 226 miles.
The Hyundai Kona Electric is more refined in every respect and has more refinement in its ride and handling, with a 258-mile range.
The Kia Niro EV has a 239-mile range, and a roomier interior and quiet ride, at a slightly higher price.
However all of these other brands are eligible for the federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500.
The only brand that isn’t, like GM, is Tesla.
Starting a little bit over $40,000, the Tesla Model 3 offers a more sophisticated proposition at about $41,000, but it can come up short in fit and finish..
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