Tesla's 2017 Model S has recently been announced to be one of the vehicles vying for being the Motor Trend Car of the Year, which happens to be a title that the company has previously won in 2013. However, this year would not be as easy as the previous years as the Chevrolet Bolt EV was also on that shortlist for the award. That said, given the fact that most electric vehicle owners such as the Tesla Model S and the Chevy Bolt would want the vehicles to be able to cover as much range as possible, a significant number of experts have recently expressed their concern over the Chevy Bolt whether it really needs a wide range considering that a smaller battery pack could be used to save weight, cost, and efficiency.
Tesla Model S
According to reports revealed by Car And Driver, a new wave of electric cars is taking a big step forward in two meaningful ways: more driving range and a lower purchase price. So, as to the question whether EV shoppers consider a used Model S, car experts would say yes, highlighting the fact that it has a 315-mile range which also has the Ludicrous mode that blasts the top P100D to 60 mph in a claimed 2.5 seconds. In addition, another significant mechanical change is the newly standard 48-amp onboard charger that replaces the previous model's 40-amp charger, in which the company claims that allegedly enables quick charging than before especially when connected to a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 power outlet or to a Tesla Wall Connector.
The Chevy Bolt EV
On the other hand, as per Huffington Post, Chevrolet's big accomplishment with the new all-electric Bolt does not rely on the styling, the so-called cleverly hidden cargo area, neither the 10.2-in touchscreen or any of the countless other little marketable things that you'll likely read about in the coming year. Rather, the Chevy Bolt is found to be an all-electric car that General Motors (GM) says will go about 238 miles on a full charge. Furthermore, apart from these features, car enthusiasts say that the Bolt serves up more ways to take advantage of brake-assisted charging by placing a regen braking paddle on the steering wheel that can be used in any driving mode
Meanwhile, given the fact that the Tesla's Model 3 will be here soon enough, and the rest of the auto industry is catching up quickly, a significant number of car experts consider the Chevrolet Bolt EV to have earned the plaudit of being the first mover in affordable, long-distance electric mobility. It was found that although more EV's have come before it, Chevrolet's Bolt EV allegedly makes emissions-free, environmentally friendly transportation, which is said to be a realistic proposition for millions of Americans.