CG & michaelbmw –
If it came off that I was trying to rag on the Bolt, that wasn't my direct intent. A 200+ mile EV at the Bolt's price point is going to get so many more people into electrics. I don't love the style, but I'm really glad GM built it and I hope it's a big success for them.
What I was ragging on was weight.
Curb weight's a big factor for me and the fact that the i3 (BEV) is under 2900 pounds was really important.
My commutes are usually under 40 miles round-trip and I am happy to trade range for curb weight. That 200-mile Bolt is carrying 300 pounds of batteries that I, for the most part, wont use.
The joy of chucking a lightweight car through a corner is not that easy to come by in a new car these days. To find a sub-3000 pound, rear-wheel drive EV that's as advanced as the i3 hit all the right boxes in what I was looking for.
Now if they would only tighten up the suspension!