If the Volt is any guide, by the time it gets to market it will end up way fuglier and cost 5-10k more.
I’m pretty sure the accessories (a/c, radio,etc) are powered by a standard 12v system independent of the drivetrain system.
Well maybe…but not relevant. There is a “standard” 12V circuit, but the energy to keep that system charged needs to come from somewhere. The only souce of energy is the main battery. A/C will affect range, for sure.
0-60mph in 3.2 seconds (Tesla P85D) is more than “zippy”!
Zippy is fine (yow!) but a lot of us who live up north need a car with the drivetrain and ground clearance to handle snow. When I see an EV version of my Subaru Forester, I’ll check it out.
The Chevy will cost $2,500 before rebate
and 2.5x uglier!
Car that is not yet released or priced may be more (or possibly less) expensive than a different car that has yet to be released or priced.
Did I get that right?
Am I supposed to be pleased, outraged, or confused?
You commute 400km each way? That must really suck.
At that price, I’ll order two! Where do I sign, Mr. Cummings?!
I am also unfortunately in the no-garage sector, with unassigned parking, so no guarantee I could charge in front of my home.
There’s probably a weight limit where more battery doesn’t improve range enough to matter.
I’m sure the next car I buy will be a hybrid, and Prius seems to have the most on the road, though the Insight was the original king of mpg, with some actual users pushing to 99. I’d drive a new Insight if it looked exactly like the old one.
People seem to forget or fail to mention that the Volt is not powered solely by batteries. It’s a gas-electric. It has a much, much larger range than 200 miles, and you don’t have to stop to recharge it. Anyone for whom those qualities are important will scoff at the difference in cost.
I’d opt for the confusion.
Lol! I thought Bolt was a typo. Sorry!
You might well ask why Chevy decided to go with two car names separated by a single letter (that are adjacent on a keyboard, too), though.
No chance of any confusion there, nosireeebob!
“Colt” was taken.
I think the correct answer is “cynical”, or “skeptical”. Maybe even “doubtful”.