Okay, so the new Tesla can accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds! Wow, that's fast! According to Tesla, the same car will travel 400 miles on a full charge. Great, providing you stump up USD$140,000.
For USD$38,500 Chevrolet in the USA will sell you the 'Crossover' BOLT EV. No room for a spare tyre, so it comes with Michelin self-sealing tyres.
The BOLT's drag co-efficient (isn't) at 0.32cd, so no word on the 0-60mph time; but Chevy says the BOLT can travel 238 miles. Not bad for much less than half the cost of a Tesla.
But, here's the kicker! All that electric car convenience slows down dramatically when it's charging time. Chevy says the BOLT can be fully recharged in...wait for it...just under 10 hours! Wow!
And that's if you have a 240 volt house current. Wait for it; most U.S. homes only have 110 volt house current! That means the neat and stylish charging point in the photo below, costs a bundle to install.
Take it from me, this is NOT the future, yet!