I drove an electric car for the first time under intense conditions — and it performed better than I expected

The Bolt was also the first fully-electric vehicle I’d driven. First released in late 2016, the Bolt is General Motors’ mass-market electric car, beating Tesla’s mass-market vehicle, the Model 3, to market by a year. With 238 miles of range, the Bolt set out to ease range anxiety without breaking the bank.

While my first experience with the Bolt – and electric cars in general – in May came under unusual circumstances, it demonstrated how electric vehicle technology has progressed to a point where early stereotypes about electric vehicles being flimsy and impractical no longer apply.

Here’s how the Bolt held up over three hours of runs on an autocross track.

The autocross course was set up in the parking lot of Citi Field, the New York Mets’ baseball stadium, near the end of May.

Five total cars were available to drive — four Chevy Bolts and a gas-powered Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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