Automakers are leading the way in theÂ electrification of a wide array of cars. This includes Chevroletâ€™s 2017 Bolt EV, which is a game-changing electric vehicle that delivers 238 miles of pure electric range so it allows drivers to travel further than they ever have on one charge. If you are trying to live a better lifestyle and what to save money over the long haul, you may want to make your next car an electric one.
â€śYes, consumers are looking to help the green mission, but people who will purchase a pure electric vehicle like the Bolt EV are very conscious about being efficient with their time and their money,â€ť Kathy Beslic, Advertising and Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Electric Vehicles, shared with BlackEnterprise.com. â€śYou just plug the vehicle in at night and in by morning you are ready to go. You donâ€™t have to stop at a gas station. I think overall that this vehicle will surprise many people in the fact you will save money. There is virtually minimal maintenanceâ€”you just need to get your tires rotated and your brakes checked. There is no engine, no oil change.â€ť
Saving On Time and Money
How much you stand to save over the course of a year all depends on a personâ€™s driving behavior. Based on your average daily commute, you can see how much you will save. ChevyEVlife.com has a savings calculator.
Customers wonâ€™t have to spend an arm and a leg to get their hands on this technology; the Bolt EV goes on sale later this year and will cost $37,495 with a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Which means you can earn some money after purchase by taking advantage of federal and state tax incentives for fuel efficiency.
You would want to invest, say around $500 for a 240 volt, 30 amps charging unit, which is like having a gas station in your home. So just like you plug your cell phone in to charge it you’ll charge your car.
More Power, More Space
â€śChevrolet showed the world the production version Bolt EV earlier this year and in a few short months weâ€™ve moved from that vision to a reality,â€ť says GM North America President Alan Batey.
Despite a small exterior footprint, there is a lot of head and legroom, cargo space, technology and safety features. â€śWhile range is important, we knew Bolt EV owners would want moreâ€”more space and more power,â€ť added Bolt EV Chief Engineer Josh Tavel.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. When the Bolt EV arrives at select Chevrolet dealerships in late 2016, Chevrolet will offer a flavor of electrification to meet any customerâ€™s needs, whether itâ€™s the pure electric Bolt EV, the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.