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Level 2 EVSE Comparison Chart

Looking for a quicker way to charge your EV? A level 2 charger is capable of charging at much faster rates than the charger that came with your car—all of the ones below can charge 5 times as fast as the charger that came with your car. We recommend plug-in chargers (chargers that plug into…

The 2018 Nissan Leaf and #Rapidgate

Recently, a number of YouTube reviewers, when testing the 2018 Nissan Leaf over long trips, found a problem when taking long trips that require multiple quick charges. The short version of the problem, which has been deemed #rapidgate, is this: On the second or third quick charge on a trip, the Leaf quick charge rate…

Chevrolet Bolt Changes for 2018

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt is almost the same as the 2017 model, but there are a few small differences in the interior: Sun visors have been revised to slide out, providing better coverage. Heated steering wheel is now automatic, instead of a manual button. Wireless charging on Premium model now supports the iPhone X. With…

Specs & Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts Which car you should buy really depends on what you care most about. If range is more important to you than other factors, definitely choose the Bolt, as long as you don’t mind the front seats. It’s hands down still in a different category range-wise than the Leaf, and it’s battery will likely…

Infotainment & Audio

Center Infotainment Screen I don’t love the design of interface on center screen console on the Bolt or the Leaf. The Leaf’s sure is ugly though—the design looks like it was last updated in the early 2000s. The Bolt’s interface, while not great to navigate, at least looks modern. Plus, the Bolt’s 10″ screen makes…

Driving & Comfort

While the Bolt is obviously superior in the range department, there’s more to an electric car than just how far it will go on a charge. There are some other significant differences between the two cars. Suspension & Handling The Bolt & Leaf handle differently. The Bolt feels sportier, with a stiffer suspension, and steering…

Battery & Range

Battery I’m starting here, because the most significant difference between the Bolt and Leaf is arguably the battery. The Bolt starts at about $7,000 more than the Leaf, and that’s largely due to it’s larger, better battery. The Bolt’s 60kwh battery is rated for 238 miles of range, compared to the Leaf’s 40kwh battery, which…