We’ve had 2 Nissan Leafs since 2013 as it was the first affordable EV offered on a grand scale. They are a nice tight, smooth and zippy package for a local cruiser. This experience made the decision to get a Model S ea$ier…. Our Leaf lease is coming due soon so I went shopping for more range. The only real option immediately available is the Bolt, so I took one for a test ride. Wholly unimpressed. What were they thinking? Did they not examine their competition? Acceleration was punky even in “Sport” mode. Why even have a non-sport option? Leave it in sport mode and be done with it. We’re talking a $40K car here, not a golf cart! Acceleration was also noisy and felt rough compared to Leaf or S. I don’t know if this was a mp3 added to make it sound/feel like an ICE vehicle. The interior finish was typical GM tawdry. No auto pilot or adaptive cruise control (Really GM?) but plenty of useless gee whiz video cams all around the exterior and even in the rear view mirror.. I am an EV advocate and I applaud anyone bringing EVs to the market – the more, the merrier, the sooner the better. However if the Bolt was my first exposure to EV I would go back to ICE and pronounce (as we tend to do) “EVs suck and aren’t ready for prime time”. It’s a disappointing situation and I’m at a loss to understand managements’ motivation for such – 1. Is GM still clueless in an echo chamber of yes men (women)? 2. Are they purposely offering a lame EV to push customers back to ICE? Soo now I'm scouring the used market for a Model X.