Chevrolet Bolt Moves from Concept to Reality with CES Reveal
In a flash, Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show today.
One year after revealing the Bolt as a concept vehicle, the Bolt EV was shown off to the masses with automaker spokespersons touting the vehicle’s 200 miles of range on a full charge.
“It was less than a year ago that we revealed the Bolt EV concept and promised to deliver a long-range electric vehicle attainable by the masses,” GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said. “The Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, all designed to enhance the ownership experience now and into the future.”
The new Bolt EV is smart. New age features include an accurate driving projection based on time of day, topography, weather and driver habits as well as Bluetooth low-energy – designed specifically for the Bolt EV to minimize energy draw – seamlessly connecting a smart phone to the car while the owner approaches the vehicle.
Additional features include:
- Wi-fi hotspot supporting OnStar 4G LTE
- 10.2’’ MyLink color touch-screen display
- Rear Camera Mirror
- Surround Vision
- All-New MyChevrolet Mobile App: Combines important owner and vehicle information and functions, such as:
- Vehicle charge status
- OnStar Map service
- Remote start
- Cabin pre-conditioning
- Owner’s manual information
- Dealer service scheduling
- EV Navigation Mapping
The Bolt EV will be built at GM’s Orion (Mich.) Assembly facility, near Detroit and will be in production in late 2016.