Chevy Bolt vs. Chevy Volt vs. Chevy Spark
If you have been paying attention to the Don Wheaton Blog over the last few months, you know that we are more than a little smitten with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. It represents a new way to bring electric vehicles to the masses. This got us thinking about the vehicle’s name, Bolt. Obviously an allusion to a lightening bolt, which represents electricity. Then we started looking at the rest of the Chevy lineup at Don Wheaton. We started to notice a trend. If you have been curious about the differences between the Chevy Bolt, Volt and Spark, we have some answers.
What is the difference between the Chevy Volt vs. Chevy Bolt?
[wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”start”]While still keeping things simple, the basic differences between the Chevy Volt and Chevy Bolt come down to a few important points. First, the Chevy Volt is a gas/electric hybrid. Its combination propulsion system is designed to use stored electrical power for as long as possible before switching over to a gasoline powered-engine. This is what allows for the Volt to post a total range of more than 675 kilometers.
The Chevy Bolt EV on the other hand only uses electrically stored power held in a cutting-edge battery system. Certainly, General Motors and Chevrolet took lessons learned through the development of the Volt and applied them to the Chevy Bolt EV. The result is a highly affordable and award-winning car that is capable of traveling 383 kilometers on a full battery.[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”2″ width=”1″ type=”end”]
Is the Chevy Spark a hybrid vehicle?
Despite having a name that fits with the overall electrified theme of this blog, the Chevy Spark is not a hybrid vehicle. Instead, it offers buyers a very efficient four-cylinder engine that can offer fuel consumption scores as low as 6.2 L/100 km on the highway. What the Chevy Spark may lack in an electrically supplemented power plant, it more than makes up with offering one of the most impressive lists of high-tech accessories in its class.
If you would like to learn more about the differences between the Chevy Volt, Bolt and Spark, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.