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The average range of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt will be 383 kilometres on a full charge, General Motors announced on Tuesday.
That compares with 350 kilometres on Tesla Model 3, which is to be priced similarly when available late in 2017.
Though it hasn’t been made official, starting price in the United States is widely expected to be about $37,500 (U.S.) before a $7,500 federal rebate. The Model 3 will be priced at $35,000 before the rebate.
Likewise, GM hasn’t announced a Canadian price.
Forbes reported that GM may deliver early-production models of the Bolt to the ride-sharing service, Lyft, before it’s available to retail customers through dealers.
GM will start selling the Bolt later this year to United States customers. In Canada, it “arrives at select dealerships at the beginning of 2017,” according to a media release.
An early production model driven by media at CES in Las Vegas this past January demonstrated ample acceleration and competitive cargo space for a compact car.
Alan Batey, Chevrolet’s North America president, describes the vehicle as a “game changer”, due to its combination or range and price.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Association estimated the Bolt’s range.