The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the production-ready model and the first pure electric car of General Motors since EV1. Recently, Chevrolet demonstrated its purpose to the auto market with a reasonably priced, dedicated electric vehicle with the declaration that it would manufacture a car derived from the Chevy Bolt EV Concept, which the company unveiled at the motor show held in Detroit in 2015. Not just an electric model of an existing version, such as the Chevrolet Spark EV, which it expected to be replaced, the 2017 model Bolt EV establishes that General Motors is paying more attention to electric vehicles.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Changes, Exterior
While the 2017 Bolt EV will share a few of its underpinnings with the Chevrolet Sonic, buyers can expect the vehicle to be inclined as a crossover, which could clarify why the model features delicate roof rails and black fender border. The crossover ratios also could assist to mask any additional height that might have been necessary to wrap up the batteries.
The outside design of the new Bolt EV seems to ditch much of the Honda Fit–like the styling of the Bolt concept, supporting a look that offers the similar styling cues as those of the 2016 BMW i3 and Chevrolet Volt. Some of the notable external elements comprise a visually floating top, a big front-quarter window, and a pinch of sheet metal, similar to that of the BMW i3, which strikes through the doorknobs earlier than terminating at the taillights.
The front fascia comes equipped with a thick vertical bumper, slender grille, LED headlights, and high proportions that echo the front fascia of the Bimmer, at the same time as carrying a pinch of Honda Fit at the rear. Beneath the skin is a trendy blend of aluminum, carbon fiber, and magnesium. Even though the research and development budget undeniably went to the engine, not to mimicking the hyper-costly carbon-fiber body crust of the BMW i3. The new Bolt EV is expected to go without the full-glass top, glass shade, and wraparound back window during the move to production. The vented back fenders and other lively aero features for maximizing range probably will continue.
2017 Chevy Bolt EV Interior
The interior comes with minimum changes. It comes with a two-tone cabin that features a flat base, with pedestal-installed seats to which the middle console is attached. There are double LCD monitors and a touch-responsive dashboard, and as there is a key to start the vehicle. There is an app, as well, which can function as a start key. It further handles the auto-valet utility, in which the vehicle can hypothetically be impelled itself into a garage and can be recovered upon command. The app also allows the ride-sharing management, as well as reservations, tracking, and payment.
The Bolt EV will be provided with a powerful electric motor than can produce 200 HP and the utmost torque of 266 lbs per foot. 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric motor makes the vehicle cover a maximum distance of 200 miles solely on electric power. The motor will get its required from a 60 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery set. For recharging the battery, the onboard charger operates at a maximum power of 7.2 kilowatts. This 960-lb battery is positioned beneath the cabin floor, extending from the sides and from the front footwall to the backside of the rear seat.
This combination offers better acceleration to the new Bolt EV than accelerates it to a velocity of 60 mph from the start in 7 seconds.
Base price and the release date
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV release date will be the last part of 2016 with the base price of $ 37,500.
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New Chevy Bolt EV 2017 Photos