Drivers across Clarkston, Waterford, and Detroit are aching to know what to expect from the new Chevrolet Bolt. Already named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year, this new electric vehicle (EV) is set to bring the advantages of an eco-friendly drive without the high price tag you’d expect.
The Next Generation of the EV
The first run of EV models looked more like science fiction contraptions than everyday vehicles, and most of them enjoyed little more than novelty status. As the industry developed, new models, such as the Tesla Model S, emerged to provide all the luxuries of a traditional car while offering a range of up to 300 miles. Unfortunately, such vehicles command premium prices, and more affordable options, such as the Nissan Leaf, are only able to reach 80 miles or so. With ‘range anxiety’ an ever-present problem, it was always going to take an EV that could combine a reduced starting price with excellent practicality that would become the model for the everyday driver.
The Ground-Breaking Chevrolet Bolt
If you’ve been waiting for just such a vehicle, then the new Chevrolet Bolt should be a welcome surprise. Delivering up to an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range, the Bolt’s innovative drive system utilizes a single, high-capacity electric motor to produce up to a phenomenal 200 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, enough to take you to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Power is controlled through Chevrolet’s first Electronic Precision Shift system, with a shift and park-by-wire setup allowing for precise control. The Bolt promises to be a joy to drive and capable of taking the EV concept further. And a competitive maximum range isn’t all the Bolt can offer. The by-wire shifter consumes appreciably less space than the traditional mechanical shifter, so the vehicle’s crossover-like dimensions feel open and inviting. Interior technologies will also be top of the range, with standard and available features including:
- 10.2-Inch-Diagonal Color Touchscreen Display
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Surround Vision Monitor
Discover What Else to Expect from the New Bolt at Bowman Chevrolet
Here at Bowman Chevrolet, we’re keeping our ears very close to the ground when it comes to the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt, so any drivers who want to hear the very latest news shouldn’t hesitate to contact one of our team members today.