(NOTE: This is an old thread. Reviving it to provide an update below.) Time for another EV thread! Long story short: Recently, my Volt's engine quit (see the Volt thread) and, to keep the story short, I ended up briefly owning two SUVs. I have a 75 mile round trip commute each day and I certainly don't need an SUV to carry myself and my backpack, so I began looking at options. Another long story short: It turned out that the best option for my mission was a Chevy Bolt. That's the fully electric mini-crossover, not to be confused with the plug-in hybrid hatchback Volt. Bad naming choice on GM's part IMO. EPA rated range is 259 miles. It was 238 on the 2017-2019 model years, but thanks to the huge amount of R&D going on in the EV and battery spaces right now, LG Chem (GM's battery supplier) now makes cells that have 10% higher energy density. I do have DC fast charging, but it is optional. That's a foolish thing to make optional on an EV, but the truth is I'll likely never use it. Still, it's important IMO to have the option to quick-charge should a mission arise where it would be useful. GM has also added more charging options to the 2020 model year, such as a driver-settable upper-end charging limit to aid battery longevity and several other convenience options. Yes, I wish it was a Tesla. However, I don't need my commuter to be a Tesla and I'd rather waste my extra five figures on my airplane, or making our next vehicle a Tesla. Initial impressions: If a Tesla is hot, the Bolt is lukewarm. 0-60 is 6.5 seconds so it's reasonably quick, but it isn't the same kick in the pants. It's not quite as overtly ugly as many EVs are, and I think GM likely reused the platform and a lot of the components from the Trax compact crossover. The tech is reasonably nice, and is fairly similar to the 2nd-gen Volt (2016+). There's more control of things from the smartphone app, it has built-in LTE and a WiFi hotspot which would be nice for kids with gadgets. This is my first car with CarPlay, which is way better than the crappy in-car nav systems that used to be the standard. It has lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and all of the various alerts and crash prevention stuff that's been coming out the past few years. I'm really glad to have a heated steering wheel again, and the rear seats are heated as well. When energy conservation is desired, it's much better to keep the occupants warm via heating all the things they're touching than heating the cabin air. The Bose sound system is quite impressive. I've had premium sound in most of my cars, including Bose, but this one is the best on a car I've owned. Movie soundtrack bass really comes through, and the quality of the system is high enough that I've found that some of my recordings are of substandard quality. For as much as it does have, though, there are a few glaring omissions. Adaptive Cruise Control, HomeLink, and power seats are not even available as options, and I'd have likely paid for all three if they were. I'll try to keep this thread updated with further info as I think of it, and longer-term impressions of the car for those who are interested.