The NissanLEAF and the ChevyBolt are two of the most popular options in the electric segment, thanks to intelligent engineering, impressive battery range, and affordable pricing. But which of these is the better option for you? See for yourself, or call us at James Ceranti Nissan for help picking the right car for you!
The Nissan LEAF is the clear winner when it comes to price. Coming in at over $6000 less than the base Chevy Bolt, the Nissan LEAF is much more accessible than the Bolt for the average buyer.
The Nissan LEAF and the Bolt are both at the top of the segment in term of battery range, and though the Bolt can go farther than the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan option is cheaper and still fairly long-range with the LEAF getting an EPA-estimated 151 miles to the Bolt’s 238 miles.*
That difference seems stark, but it’s only really a concern when you’re driving long-distance on highways. Drivers taking their electric car around the city will have plenty of battery power throughout the day before going home to charge up overnight, especially since electric car batteries use the kinetic energy from braking to recharge themselves.
Essentially, unless you’re planning a cross-country road trip, both the Nissan LEAF and the Bolt offer enough range that you won’t notice much of a difference day to day.
Green Energy Potential
One electric car nut Nissan has cracked, at least in Japan, is reversing the energy created by the Nissan LEAF via solar panels and other systems and converting it back to electricity that can be used to power your home.
This technology is not only exclusive to the electric car segment but also a fantastic way for drivers to save money on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. While this isn’t available in the US yet, Nissan is working hard to bring the option to the American Nissan LEAF soon.
Clearly, the Nissan LEAF is a great EV. Contact the team at James Ceranti Nissan to learn all about it.
*Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.