Just as it was expected, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle has a starting price point of $37,495 – which translates to $29,995 with federal tax incentives.
This was something everybody already knew, since officials of GM have been boasting the “approximately” $37,500 starting price for quite some time now, but at least now we know the official, official price down to the cent. The price includes the destination fee, so Chevrolet has been keen to point out that if the customer gets the full $7,500 in federal tax credits, the base price could reach just $29,995. The entry-level Bolt LT is still well equipped, with regen-on-demand steering wheel paddle, rear vision camera, 10.2-inch infotainment display, and others.
Go for the Premier and you get heated, leather seats; a 360-degree surround camera; and a rear camera mirror – though the trim hasn’t been priced yet. Chevrolet also reported the EPA estimates of 238 miles of range – which is better than what the automaker expected, actually. It will also trump the competition – the Volkswagen e-Golf can be had from $28,995, and a Nissan Leaf will set you back $29,010, but in their base versions the competing hatchbacks only have 83 and 84 miles of range, respectively. The main competitor will of course be the Tesla Model 3, but that one is slated to arrive quite some time after the Bolt already packs the dealerships.