Electric vehicles are big on power and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is no exception. This model runs on a single electric motor, which is large enough to produce 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to the front wheels. This compact EV moves from zero to 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds. Importantly, it has an EPA-estimated 238-mile range, which is longer than the Nissan Leaf and just below the Tesla Model 3.
Of course, you never use gas because this model runs strictly on electricity. Besides its long range, the Bolt EV reaches a full charge in 9.3 hours using a 240-volt power outlet. With an SAE Combo DC fast charge unit, you can gain 90 miles of driving range in just 30 minutes.
You’ll find two drive models at the ready. The normal mode is the default, while the second mode provides one-pedal operation. The way this second mode works is that the car automatically brakes when your foot is off the accelerator. This boosts regenerative braking, which aids in driving range. EV enthusiasts prize this feature.