Chevrolet’s EV Chief Engineer, Josh Tavel, has recently given the Chris at Slash Gear a walkthrough of the Bolt EV’s interior bells and whistles that could come with the production model. The Bolt’s interior technology is all about surprising and delighting the driver with mobile connectivity, infotainment customization and functions to make your life easier.
Shuto has already mentioned this but the Chevy Bolt comes with a rear view mirror that doubles as a rear camera display so blocking off your rear windshield with extra luggage will no longer be a problem. Every time you flip the switch that rear view mirror will change to either a regular mirror or a widescreen LCD, going from 20° to 80° field of vision.
As shown in the walkthrough, there’s all kinds of nooks and crannies for your electric devices. Underneath the floating instrument panel is a little pocket for your phone so you no longer have to put it in the cup holder, under the arm rest is a tablet storage space where you can charge your tablet, and of course the rectangular slot is also for your phone.
Of course, what’s an electric car without mobile connectivity. In the center console are USB ports with CarPlay and Andriod Auto that you can connect to along with a low energy Bluetooth system called Key Pass. This Bluetooth system will allow you to pair your mobile device with the car from a certain distance thus cutting down the wait time between getting into the car and establishing the connection.
Now we’ve come to the fun part, the Infotainment display’s widget customization function! You can choose from a few pre-set screen displays (standard, family or eco layout) or you can custom create a layout with a maximum of 4 widgets blocks available. Access to your most commonly used widgets will be at the tip of your fingertips.
And now here’s the Chevrolet Bolt EV walkthrough for your enjoyment.