The symbolism was obvious.
General Motors, which is racing against Tesla to win the burgeoning market for lower-priced all-electric cars, delivered its first three Chevy Bolt EVs to a dealership in Fremont, California, on Tuesday.
That's the city that is home to an assembly plant that will soon start building Tesla's all-electric car, the Model 3.
Chevy's delivery of the Bolt put the automaker ahead of its self-imposed deadline to begin sales of the vehicle before year's end.
With a range of 238 miles when fully charged, the Bolt will initially be sold in California and Oregon, states with a heavy population of consumers interested in electric vehicles. GM is restricting sales to those states in part because only a small number of vehicles will be delivered.
The vehicle's suggested retail price is $37,495, before federal and state tax credits. That compares with a $35,000 starting price for Tesla's Model 3.
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