Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt electric vehicle as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show and today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas it showed the production version.
Most notably, the car, officially called the Bolt EV, promises more than 200 miles of range on a full charge and a price that should come in below $30,000 when all government tax credits have been factored in. That combination of range and price could help Chevrolet make a sizable dent in the EV market.
Other important pieces of information like the size of the battery, the horsepower figures, and charging times will be revealed next week at the Detroit Auto Show, but Chevrolet did share some other bits of news about the production Bolt at CES.
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Inside the Bolt will feature a 10.2-inch center touchscreen and an eight-inch instrument panel display. The touchscreen will house a unique version of the Chevrolet MyLink system. It will be customizable and offer "flip-board style" operation. It will be capable of EV navigation mapping that designs routes to maximize range and point out the locations of the nearest charging stations when needed. Eventually, the Bolt EV will also be able to project an accurate driving range by factoring in such information as driving habits, time of day, typography, and weather.
Like other Chevrolet vehicles, the Bolt EV will have OnStar 4G LTE connectivity, which can turn the car into a Wi-Fi hotspot. It will also come with a low-energy form of Bluetooth connectivity to minimize the energy draw.