2017 Nissan Leaf Could Ruin Present Success Run

Rivals like the BMW i3 and Ford Focus Electric are too far behind in all-electric range to matter, and the Tesla Model 3 is still many months away, so the only vehicle that could be foreseen to lure away impatient fans of the Nissan Leaf is the Chevrolet Bolt. Many are still perplexed as to Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf Could Ruin Present Success Run[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf: Look Out For Hot Hatch!

The electric hatch may be in dire need of some inspiration at this point, and Nissan has shown that it isn’t going to just roll over and let the Chevrolet Bolt take over as the leading EV in its class. Besides promising at least 200 miles of range from a 60kWh battery, the automaker is Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf: Look Out For Hot Hatch![…]

2017 Chevrolet Volt Makes Bolt Look Pointless

If there is one reason to get the Chevrolet Bolt, it’s the sheer amount of occupant and storage space it offers, on top of being the first vehicle in its price range ($30,000 after federal tax incentive) to offer 200 miles of all-electric range. While it also comes as a better-looking alternative to the BMW Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Volt Makes Bolt Look Pointless[…]

2017 Chevrolet Volt: Another Feature Chevy Bolt Loses Out

Buyers of the Chevrolet Volt who waited for the release of its 2017 model were delighted to find that the plug-in hybrid has finally arrived with a long-awaited feature. It was believed that because the Volt has picked it up, the Chevy Bolt would as well. It turns out that future owners of the 200-mile Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Another Feature Chevy Bolt Loses Out[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Could Arrive Three Months Late

There has been no confirmation from GM yet, but a dealer has informed the folks at Clean Technica that the highly anticipated 2017 Chevrolet Bolt would not be able to meet its promise of arriving before next year. Production is supposed to commence soon for the all-electric hatch, with LG Electronics reportedly ramping up production Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Could Arrive Three Months Late[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Looks To Volt – For Success In Winter

Backing the Chevrolet Bolt for success is the reputation of GM as a reliable producer, not just for normal vehicles but for plug-in electrics as well. The success of the Chevrolet Volt would also play a part in how consumers respond to the Bolt. It has an advantage over its rivals by being the first Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Looks To Volt – For Success In Winter[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Beware Of New Volvo Threat!

One of the more interesting developments of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is its use as a fully-autonomous taxi by GM in collaboration with ride-sharing company Lyft. Being an all-electric vehicle, its quiet ride and excellent roominess would make it a darling for ride-sharing customers. As proof that there’s plenty of profit potential in this venture, Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Beware Of New Volvo Threat![…]

2016 Nissan Leaf: Losing Sales – But Buyers Still Loyal

This year has been one of the most terrible for the Nissan Leaf, which seems to have lost its magic with EV shoppers. This is reflected in the veritable decline in sales numbers: its total sales figure so far for 2016 has dropped by 37.61 percent against the same period in 2015. It’s true that Read more about 2016 Nissan Leaf: Losing Sales – But Buyers Still Loyal[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Two Steps Ahead Of Leaf

There’s probably no way for the Chevrolet Bolt to catch up with the Tesla Model 3. Besides lacking the charging infrastructure to match the Tesla Supercharger, the Bolt doesn’t have semi-autonomous driving and offers not more than one battery option. It could conceivably take on the Nissan Leaf, although the next-gen Leaf is expected to Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Two Steps Ahead Of Leaf[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Looks Further Than Leaf, Model 3

The Chevrolet Bolt has been found to have an inferior drag coefficient compared to some other notable plug-in electrics and the Toyota Prius. What that could mean is that it may not be as efficient as its 200-mile rivals Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. But that doesn’t matter so much to GM in as Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Looks Further Than Leaf, Model 3[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3 Calls Out, Shames Nissan Leaf

Nissan took a low-key swipe at the Tesla Model 3 not too long ago with an advertisement that seemingly poked at the massive reservation numbers of the compact sedan, but Tesla is not returning the favor in kind. It is instead directly calling out the Nissan Leaf and others like it for being “little more Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3 Calls Out, Shames Nissan Leaf[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Overrun By Tesla Model 3

Next to the Nissan Leaf, the Chevrolet Bolt is the closest the market has to offer as a competitor against the hugely popular Tesla Model 3 come 2017. As things stand, no one could really say anything about the Leaf at this point as Nissan is keeping a tight lid on its electric hatch. For Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Overrun By Tesla Model 3[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Self-Driving Really Close

Its range would be more or less on par with its rivals, it offers the most interior space in its class, and it’s probably the first electric hatch that doesn’t look silly; but the most exciting feature of the Chevrolet Bolt is still self-driving. The most concrete plans GM has for a self-driving system in Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Self-Driving Really Close[…]

2016 Nissan Leaf: Better Without Buyers!

Commercially, the latest iteration of the first-gen Nissan Leaf is at a bleak state, achieving its weakest sales since a long, long while. June has been only the second month this year that the 2016 Leaf reached more than 1,000 sales – and just barely so. That seems like a terrible situation on the surface, Read more about 2016 Nissan Leaf: Better Without Buyers![…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Far Ahead Of Next-Gen Leaf

GM is not at all satisfied with letting the Chevrolet Volt do all the work in its push for electrification. It won’t be long before the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt goes into production, and it could commence its release even before its rivals could blink. The electric hatch will enter production in October, about ten months Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Far Ahead Of Next-Gen Leaf[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Semi-Autonomous Silence

GM is working on a fully-autonomous Chevrolet Bolt with Lyft, in a collaboration that would result in the commission of a self-driving taxi service a couple of years from now. Meanwhile, there is no word on semi-autonomous driving for the mass market Bolt. Actually there is word on the system that would make semi-autonomous driving Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Semi-Autonomous Silence[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3 Already Overwhelms Bolt, Leaf

There is no direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3, merely because it is considered a premium compact sedan. We could argue for the BMW i3, but even with a range extender it doesn’t really come close at all. And unless the BMW 3-Series or Mercedes C-Class arrives starts offering fully-electric models, its closest rivals Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3 Already Overwhelms Bolt, Leaf[…]

Future Calls – 2016 Nissan Leaf Benefits From Decline

There’s no luck for Nissan Leaf with customers at the moment. Despite managing to draw attention via an advert that takes a low-key swipe at the Tesla Model 3, more and more EV shoppers seem to be avoiding the Leaf like a plague. While that cannot be construed in any other way than as bad Read more about Future Calls – 2016 Nissan Leaf Benefits From Decline[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf Range Stuns Bolt, Model 3 – Suspicious?

It may not be so much of a concern in smaller countries, but in the US range is the most important criterion for any EV to survive and succeed. For the 2017 Nissan Leaf, anything less than 200 miles on a single charge would be unacceptable given its reputation. That’s what everyone is expecting from Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf Range Stuns Bolt, Model 3 – Suspicious?[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Much Riskier Choice

There are plenty of reasons to save up for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. It is probably the only EV hatch that doesn’t wear a silly design, it has at least 200 miles of range, and delivers more power than the Chevrolet Volt. Plus it has the most passenger and cargo space compared to any other Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Much Riskier Choice[…]