What Do You Want to Know About the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt?

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Lots of love for electric vehicles on Jalopnik lately. First a quick drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance (a full week-long test of the regular one is coming soon) and now we find ourselves in the Chevrolet Bolt until the end of the week. What do you want to know about it?

I’ve only done some light commuting in Chevrolet’s 238-mile, 200 horsepower fully electric hatchback-mini crossover thing, and so far I’m really enjoying it. I’ve knocked about 30 miles off the total range and look forward to the charging experience before the week is up.

Things I like: It’s not Model 3 Performance fast (why would it be?) but it is surprisingly quick and fun, it comes with a delightful roof rack, it’s incredibly user-friendly and accessible to drive, it’s roomy and practical, the digital displays are huge and excellent, it means driving with no emissions guilt, if you have any of that.


Things I don’t like as much: The interior is just whatever, I think the seats are uncomfortable, the almost crossover-ish height makes it not quite as fun a handler as it could be.

The sticker on this is about $42,000, and that’s before the $7,500 EV tax credit, which may be running out soon. If you’re thinking of getting one, now’s the time. We’ll have a full review next week. In the meantime, what do you want to know about it?

(Also, if you have any charging experience in New York City, I welcome the advice.)

Editor-in-Chief at Jalopnik. 2002 Toyota 4Runner.

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How feasible is 110v charging? A lot of people who aren’t homeowners are still in the market for an electric car. How long a commute can you make every day if all you have is a house outlet?