While automobile consumers throughout the Sunshine State are excited for the new Tesla Model 3 to hit the roads, there is still a smarter alternative, the Chevy Bolt EV. Believe it or not, electric cars are finally making their way to Stuart luxury homes. It’s true, we are living in 2017, and it feels like The Jetsons space packs are just around the corner. Cars are getting smarter and smarter every year.
Let’s start by looking at the sticker prices of the two cars. Last year, Tesla began taking orders for its $35,000 Model 3 that will be available to Stuart real estate owners later this year. However, rumors are currently circulating on social media that the Model 3’s average selling price will be more or less $45,000. But Tesla is not the only player in the game. Those with homes for sale in Stuart FL now have options.
General Motors is one of the industry leaders that of has begun production of the electric cars. The Chevy Bolt EV will sell for $37,500. But buyers with homes for sale in Stuart FL will also get to take advantage of a $7,500 federal tax credit. Chevrolet’s reasonably priced, user-friendly and long-range vehicles will be able to run for approximately 240 miles without stopping to be charged, while Tesla projects its automobile to cruise for 215 miles before being recharged. Chevy’s electric car will recharge faster too. Even their interiors are expected to be roomier and more comfortable.
The one section that Tesla does come in first is acceleration. The Model 3 will go from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, while the Chevy Bolt EV will take a full 7 seconds. However, not too many mothers and fathers behind the wheel are overly concerned with this comparison. A parent tends to be more worried about his or her child’s future. Speaking of concern for Mother Earth, as well as fuel efficiency, both the Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the Dodge Ram are exploring efficient hybrid models.
Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman and the chief General Motors executive behind the development of the Chevy Volt told CNBC that his vehicle is going “to kill Tesla”. Despite the comment, Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not seem too intimidated. “We currently outsell everyone in that category” Musk told Forbes in February of 2016. “If the Model 3 is at all similar in its market segment, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to be demand constrained.”
Thanks to Tesla pushing the rest of the industry into the competitive future, the entire world of automotive production woke up and began speeding forward. And it looks like the Chevy Bolt EV will be stealing Tesla’s thunder before the Model 3 even hits the market. Expect to see more and more Chevy Bolts on Stuart real estate for sale throughout 2017.
What will the cars look like in twelve months’ time? Will they drive themselves, park themselves and start with voice commands? Only time will tell. But know this: the future of the automotive industry is only getting better.
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