There is a lot I could say about what I’ve learned while looking into Tesla but I believe I will opt for a more budget friendly choice. So I found the Nissan leaf is a cheap buy but no cooling on the battery pack so degradation is substantial in comparison to others. Certainly several other options released over the past year or two but again trying to stay affordable.
The Chevy bolt ev is one I’ve been looking at for a few days now and seems like a good fit for me. However this would be a first in my family to transition to a completely electric vehicle. The Bolt has most of the basic EV features that Tesla offers. Certainly no really comparison for many many reasons but the general design of the motor/cooling system exists in both. Preconditioning for the battery to maintain battery life from charges. Battery size, driving range and drag coefficient are in the same ball park. Cameras for assisted driving related features. Charging options including 240v at home and fast charging on the road. Both have a lot of feel good infotainment capabilities and support Android auto or car play. I’m likely forgetting some other mentionable similarities.
Bottom line is, I’m considering adding an EV for my daily to save some money on fuel and hopefully mitigate ICE related failures or short comings. I know there is still some maintenance to keep an EV in good order but to my understanding, an EV would likely be very dependable or even more so than an ICE vehicle.
There is a good chance that I would have to get rid of most of my other vehicles so I’m hoping to get a little feed back and see what opinions and knowledge you guys have on this. I’m really hoping to keep my Swift’s but I may have to choose. And to be clear, I’m looking at around 15k -20k usd for a used 2017 bolt.