Peek Under the Hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and we’ve seen it from all angles, on the outside. Here’s what you’d see if you took off all the fancy fascia and molding.


The Bolt EV’s drive system uses a high capacity electric motor to drive the car offering up around 200 miles of range. The Bolt’s motor is capable of producing up to 266 lb.-ft. (360 Nm) of torque and 200 hp (150 kW) of motoring power getting the Bolt EV from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV drive unit

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV drive unit



According to the automaker, “Power delivery is controlled by Chevrolet’s first Electronic Precision Shift system. This shift and park-by-wire system sends electronic signals to the Bolt EV’s drive unit to manage precise feel and delivery of power and torque, based on drive mode selection and accelerator inputs. A by-wire shifter requires less packaging space than a traditional mechanical shifter, resulting in more interior space and improved interior layout.”

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV battery system

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV battery system

The Bolt’s 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is made of five sections and 10 modules with 96 cell groups. The total weight of the fuel cell is 960 lbs. The battery pack spans the entire floor.


One comment

  • Why is there so much more under the hood as compared to a Tesla? It looks more complicated, more to go wrong?

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