2015 NAIAS: Chevy Bolt Concept

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For those with driving range anxiety, Chevrolet has an answer for you: The Bolt Concept. To challenge Tesla and steal some of their customer, Chevy …

For those with driving range anxiety, Chevrolet has an answer for you: The Bolt Concept. To challenge Tesla and steal some of their customer, Chevy is packing the Bolt Concept with 200 miles range on a battery charge.

It will sell in the low $30,000s, after government incentives.

While GM CEO Mary Barra wouldn’t say for sure if the vehicle will go into production, she did say the all-electric vehicle would be sold across the U.S. and in select global markets.

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The Bolt would be the third EV or plug-in hybrid in Chevy’s lineup, joining the second-generation Volt — also unveiled today — and the Spark EV, which has a range of about 80 miles and is sold only in California and Oregon.

The car has practically no overhang, which allowed designers to maximize interior space for four occupants.

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“No compromises were made when it came to aesthetics and the elements that contribute to the Bolt EV concept’s range, resulting in a unique proportion that’s sleek, efficient and obviously a Chevrolet,” GM global design chief Ed Welburn said in a statement.

Barra said the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber, helped reduce mass.

If rumors come true, we might see the Chevy Bolt enter production in 2017.

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