Learning as I go here, but from what I've read of EVs and cold weather, having a heated seat and steering wheel is more efficient than trying to heat the cabin. Let the occupant feel warm, even if the air in the cabin is cool.I don't see why not since it was done for the Volt. We'll probably see a leather package as standard with the LTZ Bolt. hoping they can somehow integrate seat heaters in there too but it may be too much of a battery eater.
Yea but what are you talking about...The ELR didn't work out because Cadillac tried to compete on price par with a lesser product. It had nothing to do with it not being luxurious enough or offering enough features.I think having some higher trim levels will be a good idea because many of the competitors are more expensive and as such offer some more luxurious features. We know that the ELR didn't pan out, and I am not seeing a Buick EV either.
When the Bolt EV arrives at the dealers late in 2016, there will likely be at lease two trim levels. We've all seen this before and a relevant example is the Volt, which has LT and Premier trim levels. On top of the trim levels are the packages, such as the "Drivers Confidence Package" and "Driver Confidence II Package." For a complete rundown of the feature differences in the Volt, go here.
The $37,500 Bolt EV will come "decontented" from what GM has shown. It won't have all the safety features. The rear view mirror will not have the video screen. The wheels may be smaller or less flashy. The headlights may be halogen instead of LED. I strongly expect the powertrain and battery will be the same, but the CCS DC fast charger will be an option. The base version may have fewer paint or interiors colors available.
It will, of course, cost us money to add those features back in. How much they cost will be based on how strong the demand is expected to be which, in turn, is based on things such as the strength of the competition and even the price of oil. Other options that might still be revealed are (only my speculation here) heated steering wheel, sunroof, leather seating, and maybe memory seats. I do not expect any "sporty" trim options, such as different bumpers, spoilers, larger wheels, or different suspension. I also don't expect any CUV-like features, such as increased ground clearance, towing package, or AWD. ...at least initially.
Not to worry. There are always stand alone options, such as metallic paint, DCFC, floor mats, etc. It'll be there.I find it somewhat disturbing that under the list of standard and optional features for both levels, that neither one indicates that the DC fast charger is an option or standard.
The proportion of buyers fro each trim will be dependent on how much more the Premier trim costs compared to LT. As for DC fast charger, chevy added it back to their Chevy bolt info page so yup, we're getting it but probably as an additional option.
from bolt ev webpage http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle.htmlBolt EV offers available DC Fast Charging capability, which provides a GM-estimated up to 90 miles of range in about 30 minutes of charge time. That’s enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee. DC Fast Charging stations are available for public use and are perfect for topping off your charge while on the go.