2017 Chevy Bolt EV seems to be on a roll and how! Gaining mass adulation and demand for immediate production this electronic vehicle was first launched in 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as concept has now got a go ahead for production by General Motors. This cute beau by Chevy is much more than it meets the eye. It can achieve the coveted number of 200 miles of electric range at the drop of a hat, one heck of a reason to leave Tesla Motors and BMW green-eyed, both were looking to bag their share of pie with Tesla model 3 and BMW i3 respectively.
2017 Chevy Bolt EV – Exterior and Interior Design:
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV looks absolutely all round with stellar looks, sleek design and definitely enticing, thanks to its “floating roof top”. Exteriors have been made ultra light by using materials like aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium and “nano-composite” used only for building its hatch. Ample headroom and five doors can make this EV an ideal candidate for being spacious family car.
Mileage hike can also be attributed to vented rear fenders. Interiors have an appearance so futuristic that can give any car existing in fiction a run for money. Headlights and grill have mark of Chevy’s signature styling. Tail lights are horizontally arranged and bumper carries Chevy emblem. BMW i3 better watch out for Bolt has ticked all the boxes including that of price and futuristic looks to stand out.
Sit back and surrender to all state of the art technology of 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. It can be controlled almost completely with smart phone that can perform tasks like vehicle location and payment processing. Spare a thought for self parking feature that will release its driver from parking miseries in crammed spaces. Bolt EV Connect, an app, displays all phone info and apps in 10 inch touchscreen. Frosted glass roof makes viewing outside world more than delightful. Few months back GM revealed that fifty test mules are being test driven under the supervision of one thousand engineers to assess all shortcomings so it can be rectified to make 2017 Chevy Bolt EV ready for making an appearance at CES.
Is it Bolt or Volt?
This question had been nagging and baffling many admirers for quite some time now. And it has been answered by none other than Tim Mahoney, marketing chief for Chevrolet. For the record, the name that has been kept for production model is Bolt.
2017 Chevy Bolt EV – Drivetrain:
2017 Chevrolet Bolt will be using lithium-ion battery technology to become all electric range vehicle capable of reaching the magical number of 200 mile. It is basically designed to be compatible with DC charging. Theoretically speaking its drive-train can yield approximately 200 HP with 266 lb/ft of torque.
2017 Chevy Bolt EV – Price for the Prize:
2017 Chevy Bolt EV comes across as the most unequivocal vehicle in regards to price. Priced for exactly $30,000, its most imminent competitors are highly publicized Nissan Leaf, ambitious Tesla Model 3 and of course BMW i3.