Like 2015 CES, this year’s Consumer Electronic Show has world premieres from some car manufactures, including General Motors (GM). The giant company has introduced its latest electric car for Chevrolet which is named Bolt.
This is the production version of a concept car which made its debut at 2015 Detroit Motor Show. Moreover, the Bolt is likely Chevy’s answer to BMW i3. Its exterior design is totally different from the concept version. Up front, its front fascia reminds me of latest Chevrolet Volt. There are LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and a trapezoidal grille (which makes Bolt always smile). From side, we can see a floating line design on D-pillar that looks like its rival, i3.
The compact car comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen and an 8-inch digital gauge cluster. Interestingly, Bolt comes with a system that can determine the remaining range of batteries by taking into account the weather, terrain and more.
The Chevy Bolt can drive more than 320 km after a full charge. Unfortunately, the carmaker hasn’t released the specification yet, including about the power of electric motors and about how many hours it will take time to fully-charged.
But the American company has released about its price. The starting price is around $30,000 after tax rebates. It means that The Chevy electric car is far cheaper than its rival, BMW i3 which has $43,350 price tag. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will be launched in USA before the end of 2016 (probably in fourth-quarter of 2016).
Text: Andhika Pradityo