What to Expect from the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt


The Chevrolet Bolt EV (not to be confused with the Volt plug in hybrid) is a 100% electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf and the far more expensive Tesla Model S. It is expected to cost under $40,000 US but that price is just an estimate at this point and it does not include any government rebates. When it arrives in dealerships towards the end of the year, it is expected to have a range of up to 320 kilometers on a single charge.


Like most other electric and hybrid vehicles, the Bolt EV uses a lithium-ion battery pack that makes up the floor of the vehicle. Making it as part of the floor gives the occupants more room inside the Bolt EV and also improves driving performance because the heavy batteries are situated low in the vehicle thus lowering the center of gravity. The battery pack has an energy capacity of 60 kWh and can be fully charged from flat in 9 hours from a 240V outlet.


The Bolt EV will have the largest touch screen infotainment system of any GM product. It will come in at 10.2” diagonally making it feel more like a small tablet. Not only will it display navigation, radio, phone contacts, and climate settings but it will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so that you can control your smartphone without ever touching it. From the new screen you will also be able to view information on how much energy you’ve consumed, range estimations, and charge settings.


Like many other vehicles on the roads today, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is crammed with safety features from 10 standard airbags to a high strength steel frame to protect the occupants in a crash. However the Bolt EV will also be available with features that will try to prevent an accident in the first place. A lot of these features can be found on vehicles on sale right now such as front pedestrian alert, forward collision alert, side blind zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert. The Bolt EV will also be available with a 360 degree surround vision system where the driver can see everything that’s surrounding the car and also a first for GM, a rear view camera mirror. The rear view mirror can be used as a traditional mirror or at the touch of a button it can display what the rear mounted camera sees without any obstruction from the rear headrests or passengers.


For more information on the all-new Chevrolet Bolt, visit the link below:

Introducing The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV