Our friend over at BMWBLOG Chuck Vossler happens to own a BMW i3 BEV and just recently test drove a Chevrolet Bolt. This puts him in the unique position of having time behind the wheel of these two electric cars, so he decided to do a comparison write-up of the two EVs.
Before diving into Vossler's conclusion, we'll offer up two links to his previous works for some background:
Vossler's extensive Bolt versus i3 write-up (see here) covers all of the major aspects of the two cars. He concludes:
"With the Bolt, though Chevrolet shows you really can have a 200 mile+ range EV and not have to spend a ton to get it. Time and tide wait for no man, and in the EV realm, price and range are king. So in the comparison, the Bolt takes the crown."
"The Bolt has more twice the range and costs less, accelerates faster while carrying more. If you have a BMW i3, I wouldn’t sell it to buy a Bolt. However, if you are in the market for a new EV, I’d definitely take a long look at the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt."
So, Bolt it is then...