Range anxiety is about to become a quaint memory from the early days of electric cars.
When EV technology was getting started, just a few short years ago, we were lucky to get 40 miles of range on batteries alone.
The original Chevy Volt couldn’t manage much more than a short daily commute and needed a gas-powered motor in addition to the electric one to give buyers some extra peace of mind.
The first all-electric Nissan Leaf fared much better, with an 84-mile range, but still left motorists stranded after pushing the limits too far. Today’s Leaf can top 107 miles of electric range while the much more expensive Tesla Model S can go more than 250 miles.
Chevrolet is about to change the game and combine Tesla-like range with Nissan-like affordability.