Chevy Bolt EV prepared to go the distance against Tesla Model three

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 8:59 PM

But, as Autoweek Editor Wes Raynal pointed out, we're even doubtful of that date. As we saw with the Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t have the best track record of sticking to timelines.

Chevy Bolt EV prepared to go the distance against Tesla Model three

The electric crossover produces a range of 200-plus miles

Despite Tesla fanatics standing in line for hours waiting to space a $1.000 deposit on their future Model three, the electric vehicle won’t even come until late two thousand seventeen. But, as Autoweek Editor Wes Raynal pointed out, we're even doubtful of that date. As we saw with the Model X, Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t have the best track record of sticking to timelines.

As for the folks at GM, it's all about analyzing their previous electric accomplishments and figuring out where they can improve. “We see at what other teams of engineers did on the Volt and Spark EV and say, 'We love this, but we can do this better,'” said Greg Smith, engineering group manager.

The Volt, Spark EV and Bolt EV aren't in contest with one another -- according to GM, they each market to a very different buyer.

Will the Bolt EV’s early release be sufficient to thieve far some Tesla fans? That question will be answered before the finish of the year.

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