2016 NAIAS: Chevy Bolt makes its auto show debut

Auto Shows | January 11th, 2016 by 6
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Chevy first showed us its Bolt concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and promised quite a bit with it. Now a year later, General …

Chevy first showed us its Bolt concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and promised quite a bit with it. Now a year later, General Motors is finally ready to unveil the production version – which actually debuted a few days ago at the 2016 CES.

In terms of the exterior, the Chevy Bolt actually has similar styling to the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3, in terms of overall size and shape. All three of them are four-door hatchbacks with aerodynamic styling and are all around the same size. The BMW i3 – despite being older than the Bolt – looks a little bit more futuristic and has the strangest design. The Chevy Bolt is an attractive looking car and looks the part of a modern EV.

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The Bolt uses a very cohesive design and is one of the best looking Chevy interiors to date. However, if there is any knock on the Bolt’s interior, it’s that it is clearly a Chevy interior and if you saw it in an Impala, it wouldn’t look out of place.

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If there was a true competitor to the BMW i3, in terms of styling, quality and interior space, the new Chevy Bolt seems to be it. It’s very good looking, looks more premium than anything else aside from the i3, has great cargo space and boasts an excellent proposed range.

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The Bolt is the first electric car with a range of 200 miles and a price under $30,000 (after a $7,500 federal tax credit). The Bolt is powered by a 60-kWh battery, which uses a noticeably improved cell, developed by LG Chem, that retains energy capacity particularly well when it gets hot. The car was designed from scratch to fit the 1,000 pound battery pack, and runs a motor that produces 144 kilowatts, the equivalent of about 200 horsepower. With a 240-volt setup, you can fully charge the Bolt at home in about nine hours.

6 responses to “2016 NAIAS: Chevy Bolt makes its auto show debut”

  1. […] now though maybe not when it finally debuts. See, General Motors is now in a routine of releasing a Chevy Bolt EV that boasts a 200-plus mile operation also and a Bolt is set to start during $30,000 before any […]

  2. […] and there appears to be much more one the way. We currently understand rather a bit regarding the Chevy Bolt, below in America. However, our friends across the pond are obtaining their own version of the […]

  3. […] improve. The aim by 2022 is $200 per kWh. GM now claims that it usually costs $145 per kWh for a Chevy Bolt batteries, nonetheless that hasn’t been reliable as of […]

  4. […] BMW’s i3 has been fending off competitors and detractors since its inception. At the moment, the BMW i3 is sort of stuck in a class all by itself. While it has the same sort of range (just a bit more) than the Nissan Leaf, it’s significantly bigger, while also being lighter and faster. And the Tesla Model S has far more range and a far higher price tag. So the BMW i3 is kind of alone in its segment. However, that’s going to change quite soon with the addition of the new Chevy Bolt. […]

  5. […] has announced today the range of its upcoming Bolt all-electric vehicle. At 238 miles, the Bolt has enough electric range to travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without […]

  6. […] has announced today the range of its upcoming Bolt all-electric vehicle. At 238 miles, the Bolt has enough electric range to travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without […]

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