26 Jan '15, 11pm

200 Miles is New Bogey for Electric Car Range

200 Miles is New Bogey for Electric Car Range

The unveiling of the Chevy Bolt EV concept car, at the 2015 Detroit auto show, kickstarted a race for the affordable 200-mile electric car. Limited driving range has consistently ranked as a top concern among car buyers considering EVs. But with the recently unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car—and quick replies from Nissan and Tesla—the race for an affordable long-range electric car reached a new level of competition. All three companies are targeting 200 miles on a single charge, thus establishing a new industry-wide target for a relatively affordable vehicle running solely on batteries. “Tesla is trying to beat everybody to the market with an affordable all-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range,” said James Bell, head of consumer affairs for General Motors, in a video from Detroit. “Guess what? Chevrolet just knocked on their door, and knocked it down. Now the...

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