At the Consumer Electronics Show CES 2016 in Las Vegas, GM presented the production version of the compact electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV – its world premiere took place a few days later at the motor show in Detroit. Compared with the concept shown last year, the production version of the Chevrolet Bolt 2017 significantly transformed. The car received a completely different body design which outlines just looks like a prototype.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV release date
Originally there was no plans to put Bolt EV in mass production, but in February 2015 the General Motors bosses has given the project the green light. Serial production of electric car start at the facilities of the company Orion Assembly in the autumn of 2016 in the state of Michigan.
Release date: late 2016
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV price
The start of sales model is planned for 2017 at a price of $37,500 in the United States. It is noteworthy that Bolt EV can get twin brother that will supply to Europe under the Opel brand.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV review
Electric car got lights with LED sections, narrow false radiator grille, along with a massive air intake in the front bumper, window sills line bent in several places with the effect of soaring roof and triangular windows at the A-pillars. In addition, the production-ready 2017 Chevrolet Bolt acquired a higher roof and a traditional interior, sporty digital instrument panel, and a variety of different systems. For example, instead of the traditional interior mirrors wide-angle rear-view camera is used.
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV video
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV interior
In the center console of Chevrolet Bolt EV located 10.2-inch touchscreen of MyLink multimedia supporting installation of applications, with the possibility of optimal route navigation and showing all charging stations in the vicinity and so on. There are also sky cameras, remote engine start function and interior preconditioning.
Plenty of room in the Bolt EV cabin highlights a variety of transparent parts – including a panoramic roof made of frosted glass with a unique glass edging. The high belt line rises towards the rear of the rack and ends a spoiler on the roof, whereby the appearance of the car is more elegant and athletic. Nanocomposite luggage cover and the setting on the trunk rear window underline the expressiveness of Bolt EV and fill the interior with light.
The new car has originally interpreted branded Chevrolet dual cockpit dashboard. Technologies realized in it simplifies control of the car and make driving even more enjoyable. The edges of the panel of devices smoothly goes into the door trim panel. Thanks to the matt translucent material has a function of a soft background lighting creates a special mood when driving at night.
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV specs
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV hatchback has 200 hp electric motor (265 ft lb), which is juiced by the set of lithium-ion battery capacity of 60 kWh. From zero to sixty the electric vehicle is able to accelerate in 7.2 sec., And its maximum speed reaches 90 mph. Declared cruising range of EV Chevrolet Bolt 2017 with a fully charged battery is 200 miles. For recharging from a household mains voltage 240 V uses a special 7.2 kilowatt unit. For a couple of hours you can recharge the batteries to overcome 50 miles, but it is better to buy a fast charging system – it can be recharged in half an hour for 90 miles.
Drivers can choose between different modes, focused on the preferred driving styles: both active daily trips and for a relaxing driving over the weekend while guaranteeing driving pleasure. Depending on the mode set appropriate suspension settings, accelerator pedal responsiveness, ground clearance. The 2017 Bolt EV also provides the function of fast charging.
Aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber and woven wire mesh was used in the construction of the concept 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.