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General Motors unveiled the Chevy Bolt at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. This all-electric vehicle is meant to rival the upcoming Tesla Model III sedan. We don't know a ton about the Bolt and what it will become in its production form, but we do know some things. Here is a list of every thing we know about the 2015 Chevy Bolt.

- The production version of the Bolt may be called the Crossvolt. This conclusion is based upon a trademark filing for the name on December 23rd of 2014.

- The range is estimated at 200 miles, and engineers took extra care to fit as many batteries in the floor of the vehicle as possible. This will serve to maximize range and interior cabin space for passengers.

- The Chevy Bolt is rumored to have a price of $30,000. That price is after government incentives are accounted for. Mary Barra stated at the Bolt's debut, "the Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity. Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers."

- Some things probably won't make production. Examples of this are the mirrors and the wrap around LED taillights. Generally, the production version should look aesthetically pretty similar to the concept though.

- The Chevy Bolt will go on sale throughout the US in the future. That means all of the US, not just green states like California.
 

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There is more about the Chevy Bolt

Here is a web page describing what the Bolt will have:
http://www.mychevybolt.com/chevy-bolt-ev-specifications/

As it will use the new Gamma II (G2SC) platform, shared by the Sonic and other small GM vehicles, it can become the base for many new BEVs in GM line of small cars.

For now, we can speculate that the Bolt will be built as a Sonic with the new powertrain and the new crossover body (G2UC). So it will seat five. That makes its only BEV competition the Nissal Leaf.

And it will be built in the same plants that make the Sonic:
http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA74344613.PDF
 

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When you say it is going to be the Sonic, do you mean that it will be basically the same car with a few minor adjustments to the looks to make it a Bolt instead?Looking at Sonic pictures I can tell that it is the same shape as the Bolt, but I figured that the Bolt would look quite a bit different given the look of the concept.
 

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When you say it is going to be the Sonic, do you mean that it will be basically the same car with a few minor adjustments to the looks to make it a Bolt instead?Looking at Sonic pictures I can tell that it is the same shape as the Bolt, but I figured that the Bolt would look quite a bit different given the look of the concept.
One thing for sure it will likely be sharing the same platform, no others that come to mind.
 
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