Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV | Valley Chevy

Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV

Head To Head: Tesla 3 vs. Chevy Bolt EV

You have probably heard that Tesla has announced their new Model 3. Chevrolet has also announced their newest electric vehicle, the Bolt EV. If you are in the market for a new electric car, you may be wondering how these two cars will stack up against each other. Let's see how they compare in several important ways.

Price Comparison

Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially stated that the Model 3 will cost $35,000; however, he recently noted that the transaction price will actually be around $42,000. The Chevy Bolt EV will start at $37,500 before the $7,500 federal tax credit, making it the clear winner on price.

Miles per Charge - Range Comparison

Chevy says the Bolt will travel about 240 miles per charge. Tesla puts their figure around 215 miles. Both of these numbers are unofficial, however, but most car experts say they expect the Bolt to travel farther on a charge than the Tesla will, so the Bolt wins again. 2016-chevrolet-bolt-electric-vehicle-charging-1480x551-01

Technology and Features

So far, Tesla has stated that the Model 3 will have a 15-inch floating display in the center dash. It will also come equipped with the hardware for Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system, called Autopilot. These will come standard, but you will have to pay to activate Autopilot. That's really all that is known thus far when it comes to the features and tech to be included with the Model 3. As for the Bolt EV, Chevy has confirmed that the Bolt will be loaded with high-end technology! It will have a 10.2-inch infotainment screen which will be very user friendly. 2016-chevrolet-bolt-electric-vehicle-technology-1480x551-07   It also has a rear camera mirror that provides you with an 80-degree digital view of the area behind the car and when you flip a switch, it then becomes a normal mirror. The Bolt will also have additional exterior cameras that will provide drivers with a virtual birds-eye view of the area around them and the pictures will be projected onto the screen. Chevy will also include “low energy Bluetooth,” which means that as soon as your phone gets within a hundred feet of the Bolt, the Bluetooth system will automatically sync with your phone. This will turn the light on inside the car, making it easier (and safer) to find in a dark parking lot. This also makes transferring calls from your phone to your car extremely easy. You don't have to wait for the car to start, the Bluetooth will already be initialized. The Bolt EV also has built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, climate control, and the MyChevrolet Mobile App. What’s even better is that all of this technology on the Bolt comes standard, making it the winner in a technology comparison.


The all new Chevrolet Bolt EV will be released later this year, while the Tesla Model 3 will not be available until 2018, so if you are ready for a brand new electric vehicle that can go 200+ miles on a single charge, the Bolt is your best option.

Choose Chevy

Mashable compared the Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV. And the winner was: Bolt EV. Check out their findings here. For more information about the Chevrolet Bolt EV, check it out online or visit one of your friendly local Valley Chevy dealers. You’ll soon be able to take one for a test drive and we’re confident you’ll fall in love with our latest and greatest Chevrolet!  

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