Chevrolet has confirmed its plans to produce the Chevrolet Bolt EV at its Orion Assembly facility in Michigan, USA. The Bolt EV concept was first unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held last month.
To maximize the driving range, lightweight materials including carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium and even woven mesh are used in the vehicle’s construction. The high-intensity LED headlights and taillights ensure energy efficiency.
The production car will be designed to support DC fast charging also and will feature various driving modes for preferred driving styles such as daily commuting and weekend cruising. The driving modes will adjust accelerator pedal mapping, vehicle ride height and suspension tuning.
The Bolt EV’s target target pricing of around US$30,000 is justified for its exceptional (estimated) driving range of 200 miles (322 km). The all-electric vehicle is still far from a market launch though as it is still in its concept stage. Chevrolet has not yet released details regarding when the production-spec model will be ready or when the production will commence.
Unlike the Spark EV which was limited to a few states, the Bolt EV will be sold in all 50 states in the USA. The EV can be expected to be sold in the international markets also, just like the Volt, as a Chevrolet vehicle as well as a rebadged vehicle under the Opel, Vauxhall and Holden brands.