While the automaker itself has been touting a 200+ miles range it appears the US authorities have decided it can fare even better – rating it at 238 miles of electric range.
The 2017 Bolt’s EPA estimates are pretty much impressive as they also sit above their main price competitor’s internal estimates – the Tesla Model 3 is expected to go for 215 miles on a single charge. They’re also well above what the bowtie company itself credited the Bolt – they presented the all-electric hatchback at the beginning of the year, claiming the 60-kWh battery pack would go for at least 200 miles (322 kilometers). The EPA estimate puts it at a maximum of 238 miles (383 km). The numbers in the European version, the Opel Ampera-e, in the New European Driving Cycle, are even better – with the zero-emissions model going for up to 400 kilometers (248 miles).
These estimates are of course taking into account perfect conditions, so we’re more inclined to go with General Motors who said their European flavored electric would be able to go for approximately 185 miles (298 kilometers) in real world conditions – which is again great for a battery powered vehicle. Chevrolet has also announced initial pricing details for the Bolt – less than $37,500 MSRP without considering the federal tax credit of up to $7,500.