GM and Tesla are going toe-to-toe for early control of the electric car market.
When General Motors first announced the Chevrolet Bolt in January 2015, it was seen as a bold attempt by one of North America’s biggest automakers to beat Elon Musk and Tesla to getting an affordable all-electric car to the masses. Now, with both the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 officially announced, the race is on to be the first one to get an affordable, 200-mile range electric car to the average consumer.
GM has set a goal to have the 2017 Chevy Bolt available to consumers by late 2016, which would beat Tesla to the punch by a whole year. That means those who haven’t already committed to preordering a Model 3 have quite the decision to make — go with the Bolt or wait for the Model 3.
Based on what we know about each car, which one should you get? Let’s break it down!
Also published on Medium.