In the EV car war Chevrolet is likely to beat Tesla with the construction of the 2017 Bolt EV starting next year in Michigan
With the introductory fight for an affordable electric passenger car between Chevrolet and Tesla, the 200-mile range looks within the range. In Tesla, we have innovative and swift auto manufacturers whom the Wall Street guys like much, and already has worked up substantial momentum by engineering with Model 3.
On the other side, you have General Motors and Chevrolet working on the upcoming 2017 Bolt. Who is likely to win the war? And Reuter reports that GM has struck the first blow by stitching up the work and the two industry sources say that the Chevy Bolt previewed at the 2015 Detroit Show would be constructed at the Detroit plant of GM beginning October 2016. The Opel equivalent would also be assembled at the same factory, and it is meant for exporting to Europe. This would start the machinations for the EV to meet the deadline of early 2017.
On the contrary, the Model 3 concept of the Tesla Motors is yet to be delivered. The electric vehicle company also was not able to produce the concept of the Model X crossover which it says has been on the anvil for the last three years. This certainly does not inspire people into believing that the company can deliver a cheaper, small and an exclusive new model before Chevrolet takes the first shot with its Bolt.
Well, Tesla was not telling that it is aiming to beat the Chevrolet in the electric car race and according to the CEO of the company Elon Musk the two vehicles are even competitors. They had earlier announced that it will be delivering the model in 2017. With the retirement age nearing for the Model S sedan and the delay of the Model X the automaker is direly in need of a fresh car, an affordable one at that, to keep investors in good humor.