evnow wrote:Volt will be a hard sell to my wife because she doesn't like low cars. Who knows - I might end up with a '17 Leaf.
I checked out Boomers bolt EV last weekend, and it seems like a real nice car. I recently had the need to get a car for a company runabout, and I have no need for a car that goes over 100 miles. The Bolt EV costs substantially more than the 2017 LEAF-S that I just picked up yesterday on lease:
30kWh, CHAdeMO fast charge, 6.6kW, glacier white (to be wrapped with company logo), black cloth interior (only choice with the S model):
$33k sticker price
$9k residual (27%)
$10k total payment for 3yr/36,000 at $279 per month with California "use" tax
The car will be used to take packages to FedEx, pick up lunch, shuttle employees around, etc. If the car needs to go more than 100 miles in a day, it comes with the free "no charge to charge" card, and there are about 300 CHAdeMO stations throughout Southern California. That's not the case with CCS used by the Bolt EV, but I'm confident that in the future virtually all charging stations will have both. I don't believe the Bolt comes with free charging. GM does not support infrastructure.
It comes with XM radio on the latest 3G Telematics. The seats are comfy, which I did not find to be the case with the leather seat in the Bolt EV, but the cloth seat in Boomer's car seemed OK. The LEAF appears to have more headroom front and rear and more storage room in the back (Important for our mission with this car).