The Chevrolet Bolt EV concept that was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January and was confirmed for production in February, will have its world premiere at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (2016 CES) in January. This was confirmed at the 2015 LA Auto Show this week to The Verge by Mark Reuss, Executive VP of Global Product Development at GM.
GM had itself said that the concept will enter production in 2016, and so the early 2016 unveiling at 2016 CES would not surprise many. With expectation that the production version will stick closely to the concept form, digital illustrator Shoeb Kalania had created a rendering to reveal his impression of the production-spec 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV (featured image).
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will have a range of over 200 miles (322 km) and support DC charging. It will pack a number of components sourced from LG Electronics including the electric motor, onboard charger, power inverter module and battery pack as well as the instrument cluster, infotainment system and electronic climate control system.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be priced from around US$30,000 in the U.S. market. The battery-powered city car will be a mass-market model and be sold in all 50 states of the US, as well as in many global markets. Not initially, but eventually, we may see a Euro-spec version being sold as a Vauxhall in the UK and as an Opel in western European markets such as Germany, France, Italy and so on.
[Source: The Verge]