New Nissan Leaf Tech Puts Chevy Bolt At Disadvantage

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After years of anticipation, it is finally happening. Nissan is going to replace the aging Leaf with a new-gen model and the vehicle is said to arrive “very soon”. No specific time frame was provided by Nissan but they did share on one key feature on the next-gen Leaf – ProPilot technology.

Yes, you read that right. The next-gen Nissan Leaf will be equipped with Nissan’s self-driving system that will have the capabilities to rival the Autopilot system from Tesla. The feature has been in development for several years now and it will be debuting on the next-gen Leaf.

If the next-gen Leaf is to arrive later this year, then the newly released Chevrolet Bolt will definitely be at a disadvantage. The Bolt may be the best value-for-money EV car in the market right now but it does not have any autonomous technology to offer.

On top of that, Nissan will likely upgrade the Leaf to offer more than 200 miles of driving range. When paired to the ProPilot technology, it will make the Leaf so attractive that it can threaten the well-being of the Bolt. Should Chevrolet be worried?