Chevrolet Bolt EV has set the mark for an all-electric vehicle range in Consumer Reports’ testing, reaching 250 miles on a single charge, according to tests by Consumer Reports.
The $37,500 Bolt EV is estimated to go 238 miles between charges, while Consumer Reports pushed the Bolt to 250 miles. That was the best result ever recorded in a Consumer Reports test.
“In our testing, electric vehicles tend to fall short of their EPA-estimated range,” including a Tesla Model S and a Tesla Model X, which achieved fewer miles than the estimate, the magazine said. The 2016 Tesla Model S 75D has an estimated range of 259 miles. Consumer Reports was able to drive the Model S 75D a total of 235 miles on a single charge.
The Bolt EV tested, a Premier trim, cost Consumer Reports $43.155 and its Tesla $85,670, including the cost to upgrade the car to the 75D.
Consumer Reports still considers the Model S to be the top electric car. The Bolt is ranked as the second-best option. The Bolt EV car got dinged for an “overly squishy” brake-pedal feel, long charging time, choppy ride, and uncomfortable seats.[source: Consumer Reports]