2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

The city of New York will order 50 Chevrolet Bolts later this week and another 30 or so by June 30 of next year.

These Bolts will be put to use in three departments:

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt

  • Citywide Administrative Services
  • Environmental Protection
  • Parks
A large fleet order such as this usually means a discounted price, and not surprisingly, that's exactly how it's going to play out.

According to Crain's New York Business:

"The city is paying General Motors $32,997 per vehicle, but will get a federal rebate of $8,287 per car, making its actual cost $24,710, according to an Administrative Services spokeswoman."

Crain's notes that the price is "comparable to the $23,067 it pays for a Prius through a contract with Toyota." However, the city of New York says that operating/maintenance costs for the Bolt will be much less than the Prius.

Crain's adds:

"The federal offset comes courtesy of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. The city's fleet of 530 electric vehicles is the largest of any U.S. municipality."

New York City will get its first Bolts sometime next Spring.

Source: Crain's New York