Spring is in the air. The grass is starting to poke through the last touches of snow, the sap is running, and buds are beginning to form on the trees. Nature will soon be out in full bloom, and what a better way to celebrate the beauty of the world than by driving an eco-friendly car when we go sightseeing this season. Let’s take a look at some of the more affordable all-electric models we can enjoy this season.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevy’s battery-electric entry to the marketplace is a solid choice for those looking to cut their carbon footprint. The all-electric sibling of the Volt can reach 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds from its 60-kWh battery pack and 200 hp electric motor. The Chev-e gets a solid 236 miles of range with a combined EPA rating equivalent of 119 mpg. While the electric crossover looks closer to a hatchback than others in its class, the interior is spacious since the batteries are stored in the floor, which avoids taking up cargo space and lowers the car’s center of gravity for a stable drive. With the optional quick charge system, the Bolt can recoup ninety miles of range for every half hour it’s plugged in, giving you more time amongst the trees. The Bolt’s $37,000 price tag makes it one of the more affordable electric vehicles on the market, especially when government rebates are taken into account as well, but it is far from the cheapest.
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