How do Chevrolet electric vehicles compare with non-electric models?

January 25th, 2021 by

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV logo on redChevrolet electric vehicles vs Chevrolet gas-powered vehicles 

How do Chevrolet electric vehicles compare with non-electric models? Of course, there will be differences between these two categories of vehicles, but perhaps fewer differences than you think. Keep reading below to learn more about the difference between Chevrolet electric vehicles and Chevrolet gas-powered vehicles. 


Is there a difference in size between Chevrolet electric and gas-powered models? 

There is not a fundamental difference in size between Chevrolet electric and gas-powered models. Both electric and non-electric vehicles can come in a variety of body styles from small compact cars to large SUVs. Currently, Chevrolet offers the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is an electric hatchback vehicle, meaning that it will have more rear cargo space than a sedan but not as much as an SUV. 

Electric vehicles may even offer an advantage on space. They don’t need the bulky gasoline-powered engines and fuel tanks, which allows some electric vehicles to offer front trunks as well as rear trunks. In the future, you may be storinyour luggage where your engine once was. 


2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV steering wheel and display screen


Are electric Chevrolet models as powerful as non-electric models? 

It is a myth that electric vehicles are less powerful than gas-powered vehicles. Just as a factory that runs on gas power could be just as efficient with electric power, vehicles can run on either power type and still achieve high power outputs. In fact, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers 200 horsepower, which is more than the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback, rated at 138 horsepower. 

How far can an electric Chevrolet vehicle drive compared to a gas-powered vehicle? 

We can understand that people worry about driving range when it comes to a new type of vehicle. Thankfully, electric vehicles continue to offer improved driving ranges each year. For example, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV offers an EPA estimated 259 miles of range. The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic has a cruising range in the city of 317 miles. 


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