2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV ups the bar for the Nissan Leaf too

Nissan’s corporate officer Hiroto Saikawa says that electric cars will ramp up to 5 percent of total vehicle sales somewhere around the year 2020. The enabling factor in the sales increase will be a breakthrough battery that permits a range of 200 miles, which Nissan will launch in the next few years.

Many are expecting that battery to be offered in a second-generation Nissan Leaf, which will likely be introduced as a 2017 or 2018 model.

However, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is set to launch before the end of 2016 and has a promised range of 200 miles, so will Nissan’s offering a year or two later be enough to keep their position as the world’s highest volume producer of electric cars?

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