First impressions of Chevy Bolt EV by Nissan Leaf driver Page 2

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  • FAST CHARGING: The SAE Combo (CCS) quick charger is still a downside to me. Very few of those are around me in comparison to the Leaf's CHAdeMO, and they are not part of the No Charge To Charge program which I've been able to take advantage of for my Leaf.
  • PRICE: I'm not saying the car isn't worth what they are asking. It's just that the price of a Bolt EV equipped the way we want it is still out of our range.
  • CONCLUSIONS: After the drive, I came back into the house with a hugesmile on my face! So, I understand the enthusiasm from Bolt EV drivers.

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In the end, Olsen extended the lease on his Nissan Leaf, receiving three months free as part of an offer to current Leaf owners.

He's going to wait for the 2018 Nissan Leaf to be released ... and then make his choice.

"If the Leaf doesn't have a 60-kilowatt-hour battery, or if it is going to take longer than the end of the year before they are available," he ended, "it is possible the Bolt EV will be our next car."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kelly Olsen is the director of the upcoming documentary film about leading electric-car advocate and Plug In America cofounder Paul Scott, titled "My Lunch With Obama."


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