It will be the first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more, and it will go on sale a year before the much-vaunted Tesla Model 3. […] Moreover, it’s the highest range of any electric car sold to date that doesn’t have a Tesla badge on it.

Source: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

For comparison, the 2017 Chevy Volt has a rated 53-mile EV range (about a 440-mile EV plus gas range) and 106 MPGe combined.  The Bolt doesn’t quite make sense for driving across Iowa, but given some time for the charging infrastructure to develop and the range to increase a little more… Well, it will be interesting to see what the situation is in a few years. Until then, plug-in hybrids like the Volt make a lot of sense.