2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV compete against a growing number of electric crossovers, most notably the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E that electrifies the Mustang badge in a spry and sexy rear-wheel drive crossover SUV with available all-wheel drive.

The budget buy of the bunch, the Nissan Leaf helped jumpstart the EV evolution in 2010 alongside the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid; it soldiers on, with incremental updates that keep it affordable but underwhelming.

Built on the Model 3 compact sedan architecture, the Model Y compact crossover excels at tech and more than 300 miles of range, but lacks the build quality of traditional automakers like Ford and GM.

The Hyundai Kona EV and Kia Niro EV are limited mostly to California and other zero-emission vehicle states, and may be superseded by the forthcoming Ioniq electric vehicle sub brand.

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The larger 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV seems destined to replace the Bolt EV; both work well as commuter EVs but newer arrivals eclipse their battery range.
8.5
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E gives the electric crossover good looks and agility.
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The Kona Electric is an excellent and affordable EV alternative, but Hyundai limits its availability to select coastal states.
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The 2022 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and refreshingly straightforward electric car, and it’s become a good value.
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The Model 3’s combination of efficiency, range, and performance makes it a standout sport sedan. Full stop.
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The 2022 Model Y offers range and performance that EV competitors can’t match, albeit at a higher price point.
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