The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is great. At $30,000 (after federal tax incentive), buyers get at least 200 miles of range on a single charge, unparalleled passenger and cargo space for its class, more horsepower than the Volt, as well as an EV hatch design that finally doesn’t suck.

The only drawback of the Bolt, particularly when the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 is concerned, is semi-autonomous driving.

GM is developing – together with ride-sharing firm Lyft – fully autonomous driving tech for a fleet of driverless Bolt taxis, but has not revealed anything in the way of a system for the mass market version.

The plan at the moment is for GM to introduce the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system on the Cadillac CT-6, before offering it for its mass market brands. Given that its appearance on the CT-6 has been delayed, we think that the earliest the Chevy Bolt would probably get it would be 2018.

How important do you thin self-driving technology is for the Chevrolet Bolt? Is it okay for the hatch to go without its own system?


Staff Reporter

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