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2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs Tesla Model 3: Similar, But Very Different

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Seeing that the upcoming Tesla Model 3 wants to be an affordable EV, it looks like it may be going head-to-head with the Chevy Bolt as the latter appeals on the same notion as well.

Tesla’s Model 3 may have the upper hand when it arrives at the end of the year as most Chevy dealers are reported to have limited supplies of Bolts for sale, according to Torque News. It’s crucial for GM to start churning out more units and carrying out more promotions or risk losing to Tesla.

Of course, GM has had a head start in the market with its Volt and Bolt but it needs to start targeting a wider reach as lots of rivals are preparing to launch their next-gen EV models which means that the competition will only be getting hotter.

Tesla is aiming to sell the Model 3 at $35,000 which is cheaper than the Bolt’s $37,000 price tag. The automaker is also injecting top notch tech features to appeal to the current smartphone gen.

GM seems to have no other choice but to push further in a bid to secure its position prior to the arrival of the Tesla Model 3.

5 Comments

  1. Stratos Tsompanellis

    February 28, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I think GM is capable of pulling this. I can’t think of a most “avante guard” Automaker right now

  2. Rhodomel

    February 28, 2017 at 9:19 am

    The major problem with Tesla Model 3 is that when you order one right now for their base model, you will be placed behind the queue of more than 400,000 reservations that are in place. So good luck when the Tesla Model 3 will be delivered to you, most likely beyond 2020. Walk into a Chevy Dealer right now, you can order a Chevy Bolt EV and it will be delivered within a month. And if you go to certain dealers that are known to have higher allotments of Chevy Bolt EV, you can pick it up today.

    • Jason

      February 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      GM does need to move much faster, might be time to add another shift in Orion. I was talking to a dealer in Canada over the weekend and they’re talking lead times of two years for a Bolt EV and even GM is talking 12 months. If Tesla can keep their lofty goals then it’s possible I could get a model 3 before a Bolt EV which is craziness.

  3. Ed Mason

    March 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I bought my Chevy Bolt on Jan 3,2017 in Garden Grove,Ca. I went to a dealer and bought one right away.
    This is one fine automobile. I was able to charge it to 289 miles. My wife and I take turns to drive it. We both
    Love driving it. It comes up to speed ,60 miles in 6.6 seconds and gets into traffic fast.

  4. Ed Mason

    March 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I bought my Chevy Bolt on Jan 3,2017 in Garden Grove,Ca. I went to a dealer and bought one right away.
    This is one fine automobile. I was able to charge it to 289 miles. My wife and I take turns to drive it. We both
    Love driving it. It comes up to speed ,60 miles in 6.6 seconds and gets into traffic fast.