Thinking about an electric car? The two longest-range, most affordable options that are widely available right now are the Chevy Bolt and the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Due to some slightly unfortunate circumstances (I’ll explain later), I’ve owned both at different times for several months, and mostly loved both. I still own one—read on to find out which.
This is my comparative review of the Bolt & 2018 Leaf. Since I’ve owned each for months, this review will make a point to highlight issues that you only notice with time—the kinds of things you don’t notice in a test drive. I will try to highlight unique quirks of each vehicle, and advantages & disadvantages of various features.