The Tesla Model 3 sure stole the show when it was officially — and finally — launched earlier this year. The hype, similar to the Apple fanpeeps lining up in front of their local Apple Store and spending hundreds of dollars to pre-order the latest Apple phone, has given Tesla millions of free dollars to kick start production of their mass market, accessible and affordable all-electric sedan.

Working in Tesla’s shadow, GM had a little something of their own in the works. The Bolt — emphasize the B here so people don’t think you’re talking about the Volt — made let’s say a more discrete debut. The look is nowhere as sexy as what Tesla has come up with, taking more after the Honda Fit than after the Aston Martin DB11. But we don’t mind so much because the Bolt has a lot going on for it that the 3 doesn’t have.

Not only will this new all-electric model hit the showrooms at the end of this year, it will also offer the best electric range GM has ever offered, and pretty much any other maker. Not even Tesla’s Model 3 and its expected 346-kilometer range coming sometime in the next decade hold the title. The Chevy Bolt is expected to hit the market with a price tag of less than $37,500 before incentives (so probably something along the lines of $37,495), it has an estimated range of 383 kilometers. Beat that! Did I mention that it’s also coming this year?

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Sabrina Giacomini

Sabrina loves cars and hates writing bios, except she’s been told that she can’t get away with writing lazy introductions anymore. So here goes nothing: a long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away called Quebec, a girl was born, destined to love Mustangs, ride motorcycles and master the Force. A Bachelor in Art History and an essay on the positioning of the Morgan cars in the modern definition of the Arts and Crafts movement later, the girl-turned-woman is now thriving in the realms of automotive/motorcycling journalism and geekery of all genre, pretending to use the Force to open automatic doors and to know what she’s doing at the wheel of awesome cars. Sabrina also enjoys walks on the beach, pina coladas and endless sentences.

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