Well they did it, a little under a year from its debut at the 2014 NAIAS and Chevrolet has debuted the Bolt in pre-production guise for the crowd at CES.
Visually the car is similar, albeit gaining height for improved comfort. You'll also notice that both the head and tail lamps have grown. The new look is certainly less aggressive, based on photographs we're not huge fans.
GM offered up that the Bolt will offer more then 200+ miles on a charge and will cost $30,000. Tell us something new please.
GM also says the Bolt has advanced connectivity technologies “that make owning a long-range electric vehicle easy”. The example given is the nav system that will choose routes that maximize range along with telling you where charging stations are.
Other features include:
10.2’’ MyLink color touch-screen display
Customizable, widget-based “flip-board style” operation
Rear Camera Mirror
Rear-facing camera provides a wide-angle view of the environment behind the vehicle.
Provides a bird’s-eye view of what’s around the Bolt EV for improved safety during low-speed driving and when parking.
All-New MyChevrolet Mobile App: Combines important owner and vehicle information and functions, such as:
Vehicle charge status
OnStar Map service
Owner’s manual information
Dealer service scheduling
EV Navigation Mapping
EV-specific navigation capability that designs routes to maximize range and provide locations of nearby charging station locations if needed.
In the future, Bolt EV owners will be able to “compete” by comparing driving styles to determine who is driving most efficiently.
Look for the remaining details to drop next week in Detroit.