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Pros & Cons – 2017 Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model 3 vs Nissan Leaf

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As buyers are becoming more environment conscious, the electrical vehicle market have been heating up. Out of all the models, it is the Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf that stands as the top three model of the EV segment. So, which is the best model?

Picking a favorite isn’t easy as all these models have their own set of pros and cons. The Chevy Bolt’s plus point is the fact that it has a lot of range, so much so that it surpasses the Leaf’s range. It comes with an excellent battery management system and it is also the model that is gives you more value for your money.

However, the Bolt doesn’t come with Level 3 charging setup as it is not Chadmo and it doesn’t have a charging infrastructure like Tesla’s.

Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3’s core advantage is its widespread charging infrastructure. On top of that, this model is fast and it can achieve up to Level 5 Autonomous drive.

Since Tesla is a premium brand, the Model 3 comes across as a model that prioritizes incorporating luxurious elements over functionality.

What About The Leaf?

Well, the Nissan Leaf is the most affordable electric model at the current time. Although it comes with the best quick charge capabilities, it lacks in range. This model is only ideal for those who don’t need more than 100 miles of range.

Besides not having a charging infrastructure, many consumers have felt that the Leaf can now be considered a laggard.

Even so, there is no perfect EV; it really depends on the buyer’s preference and needs. So, which EV is the best for you?

1 Comment

  1. James

    February 17, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Chevy Bolt EV: GM confirms $750 DC fast-charging option
    https://electrek.co/2016/09/20/chevy-bolt-ev-gm-confirms-750-dc-fast-charging-option-reveals-two-trims-starting-at-37500-msrp

    There are three fast charging options -Tesla supercharger – Japanese ChaDeMo found on Japanese and Korean Brands sometimes as an option at extra expense – European/USA – CCS SAE/Combo – Found on American and Europe Brands sometimes as an option at extra expense