Although when it comes to electric cars, Tesla gets most of the hype, Chevrolet EVs are making their own waves in the electric car market–and for good reason. American-made, high-performance, and reliable, Chevrolet has a long-standing reputation for producing premium cars, and their electric vehicle lineup is no exception. Interested in purchasing one of Chevy EVs? Here’s everything you need to know before taking the plunge:
The New Lineup of Chevy EVs
Chevrolet currently has five EVs in their lineup, some of which are already available and others that are coming to the market soon. Here’s what to know about each one:
Coming in the fall of 2023, the Equinox EV features a 300-mile range on a full charge, a 10-minute charging time for 70-mile range conversion, and various customization options to make this sporty vehicle completely your own. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy an 8-year or 100,000-mile warranty on the battery. The Equinox EV is expected to start at $30,000.
The Blazer EV is hitting the market this summer, bringing with it a 320-mile range on a full charge, 0 to 60 MPH in under 4 seconds, and 557 horsepower. The Blazer EV is a stylish, customizable SUV that features front-wheel, rear-wheel, and all-wheel drive and is expected to start at $44,995.
With a 400-mile range on a full charge, a 4.5 second 0 to 60 MPH time, and up to 10,000 pounds of towing, Silverado EVs are built to do the hard work for you. Enjoy all of the features you love about these American-made trucks with all the benefits of an electric vehicle, starting at around $39,900.
Rated as America’s most affordable EV, Chevrolet’s Bolt EV offers incredible efficiency and style, starting at only $26,500. Enjoy up to 259 miles per charge, 200 HP, and 0 to 60 MPH in 6.5 seconds in this compact car that packs a punch.
With an estimated 247-mile range on a full charge, energy-optimizing technology, and hands-free driving assistance technology, the Chevy Bolt EV packs all of the features you love about Chevy into this powerful electric alternative. Along with the Bolt EV, the Bolt EUV is rated as America’s most affordable EV and offers incredible efficiency and convenience. The 2023 Bolt EUV is available starting at $27,800.
Are Chevy EVs Affordable?
Although Chevy EVs have a higher upfront cost than their gas-powered counterparts, when it comes to the affordability of electric vehicles, there’s a lot more to the story. Here are some factors to consider:
Although exact fuel savings depend on your area (based on the varying costs of gas and electricity across regions), data shows that owners of electric vehicles typically spend about 60% less on fuel costs than their gas-powered counterparts. To get an idea of the fuel savings you might have, consider the average cost of gasoline in your area versus electricity costs and the availability of public charging stations.
Another factor to consider when comparing Chevy EVs to their gas-powered siblings is the reduced maintenance costs. As the owner of an electric car, you won’t have to pay for oil changes or many other maintenance costs that gas cars require. However, EVs still require some general maintenance, including tire rotations and service checks, and you’ll still pay for things like car insurance. Overall, though, on average you’ll spend twice as much on maintenance for your gas vehicle.
Purchasing a Chevy EV allows you to receive electric car tax credits, totaling up to $7500, on your federal tax return. Your state may also offer additional tax incentives, so make sure you’re up to date on any cost-saving measures that may be available to you.
Performance of Chevy EVs
While Chevy EVs perform differently than their gas-powered siblings, this doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice the high performance you’ve come to expect from Chevrolet. Chevy EVs are packed with powerful acceleration and features to make your driving experience better.
Find Your New Chevy EV Today
Ready to purchase a Chevy EV? Stop by Major World today to browse our selection of Chevy EVs. Major World has been serving the Long Island community for over 40 years, and we’re here to help you find the best deal on your new electric vehicle today.