Chevrolet’s Menlo: Tesla Model Y rivals that U.S. consumers can’t buy

Chevrolet has finally got the all-electric crossover that people have been looking forward to, but there’s some bad news about the new Menlo EV, according to foreign media outlet Slashgear. While GM has promised to boost electrification over the next four years, unfortunately the company will disappoint U.S. drivers.

Chevrolet's ev-free: Tesla Model Y rivals that U.S. consumers can't buy

Chevrolet does have an all-electric electric car, the Bolt EV, in the U.S., but its overall size and hatchback body shape don’t suit everyone’s taste. There has long been a general consensus that cross-border electric vehicles will be more popular with American drivers.

Chevrolet's ev-free: Tesla Model Y rivals that U.S. consumers can't buy

However, such a car is too late, so you can imagine the excitement of American consumers when they see Chevrolet’s ev-free arrival. The new all-electric vehicle, announced last week, is estimated to have a range of up to 410 kilometers under the European Driving Cycle (NEDC), but given the differences in the Way the U.S. measures EV mileage, that figure could be about 200 miles under the EPA.

It may be a controversial issue, but one thing is certain about this car, and that is that the tour won’t come to the U.S. A Chevrolet spokesman confirmed that the electric crossover was really only for the Chinese market.

Chevrolet's ev-free: Tesla Model Y rivals that U.S. consumers can't buy

The carmaker said it took inspiration from the FNR-X concept car it will show in 2017, but it flattened the body to make it more like a station wagon.

As for what it’s like to be inside, it’s yet to be seen what it’s like. Chevrolet revealed that the car should have the company’s latest MyLink infotainment system, which will include remote start-up, virtual car keys on smartphones and smarter voice control.

Chevrolet's ev-free: Tesla Model Y rivals that U.S. consumers can't buy

As far as electric cars are concerned, this is a pretty car. Apparently, the car follows the aesthetic of other recent crossover models and SUVs, such as the Blazers– which, coincidentally, was the first in China last week. Prices are likely to be a key factor in the success of the tour.

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