While the worldwide price of oil is at its historical low for the past few decades now, there might be possibility of fuel prices going up in the near future as rumors of war -- and wars, escalate in their confrontation between nations. A Third World War is something that no one would like to experience, but that does seem to be inevitable as it is all just a matter of time. With an outlook that the world needs to be greener in all of its ways and habits, not to mention starting to wean itself off fossil fuel when it comes to traveling and getting around, an electric car does seem to be a viable option to get up and about. General Motors is not shy about their commitment to the world of electric cars for the average consumer, and their upcoming Chevrolet Bolt which is being produced at the moment boasts of the ability to go beyond the magical 200 miles range on battery power alone.
Not only that, the new Chevrolet Bolt is also touted to be more affordable compared to the average new vehicle in the US. Right now, consumers are forking out an average of $2 per gallon of gas, which means there will not be a mad scramble for the all new Chevrolet Bolt when it arrives, although it is worth checking out due to the advancements made in the realm of technology for such a wonder vehicle.
Chevrolet Bolt hatchbacks are currently being rolled off the assembly line by General Motors at a factory that is located in Orion Township, Michigan, which is somewhere in the north of Detroit. The new Chevrolet Bolt will cost $37,495 a pop -- but that is before a $7,500 federal tax credit is applied. Expect this new ride to go on sale in California as well as Oregon before the year is over, before the rest of the country will be able to gain access to the Chevrolet Bolt in 2017. The Kelley Blue Book claims that the average sales price of a new vehicle in the US stands at approximately $34,000, so assuming you take advantage of the federal tax credit for the Chevrolet Bolt, then you ought to be paying below the average asking price and be able to enjoy a guilt-free trip of 238 miles thereabouts on a single charge.
It looks like the new Chevrolet Bolt should be more than capable of handling the average daily round-trip commute in the US that spans approximately 40 miles. Even with traffic jams taken into account, it should be able to last you for the entire work week without requiring a recharge, although those who would want to be on the safe side of things can always opt for a mid-week recharge, just to be sure.
There is a prediction that GM will be able to shift 30,000 Chevrolet Bolts at best in the first year of sales, which will see that figure added to the 235,000 electric vehicles that ply roads in the US at the moment. Do you see yourself driving one of these?