2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Higher Loss Than Leaf?

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Being one of the earliest mainstream EV cars around, it is understandable why many are comparing newer EV cars with the Nissan Leaf. Today, there are already a couple of new EV cars that are proven to be better for the Leaf and this includes the all-new Chevrolet Bolt.

Everything about the Bolt is more attractive than the Leaf aside from life-span. Yes, you read that right. It was exposed earlier today that the Bolt EV can’t match the life-span of the Leaf.

GM has said before that the Bolt may lose up to 40% of its battery capacity once it reaches 8 years old and this is much bigger than the Leaf. Nissan didn’t make any claims on battery life but the age of the Leaf has confirmed that battery life will only lose 20% after 8 years running.

On the bright side of things, GM is looking to cover it up by providing extended warranties for the Chevrolet Bolt and this is to ease the worries of degrading batteries.