3 new electrified vehicles you should consider

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV (Sinclair Broadcast Group / Jill Ciminillo)

A recent study by AAA estimates more than 30 million Americans are considering an electrified vehicle for their next car purchase.

While fuel economy and environmental concerns are big reasons interest in electric cars remains steady, another reason is that these cars are perceived to have the most cutting edge technology and coolest features.

And they often do.

We’ve recently tested three all-new electric vehicles that should be on your must-test list if you’re thinking EV for your next car.


Chevrolet Bolt EV
Price: $37,495
MPGe: 119

While we question the whole Volt-Bolt nomenclature thing, we think Chevrolet hit a homerun with the Bolt EV itself. This is the first vehicle to hit the market that is not only affordable but also able to compete with Tesla’s range. In fact, it’ll go up to 238 miles on a single charge.

We like the over-large infotainment screen and the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto inclusion. Bolt EV is both comfortable and easy to drive, and the bigger range all but nullifies range anxiety.

The coolest cutting-edge feature in the Bolt EV is the rearview mirror that doubles as a rear camera. One to note: Fast charge capability is a $750 option.