GM Announces Chevrolet Bolt Crossover Concept

Chevrolet Bolt - ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt – ©General Motors

I don’t often post on other vehicles, but today GM announced the Chevrolet Bolt.  It looks interesting.  The Bolt is a concept vehicle.  An official release date wasn’t mentioned but the Wall Street Journal states it will be available in 2017.  GM’s CEO, Mary Barra, said, “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.”  The Bolt will be an all-electric crossover with more than a 200 mile range and a starting price around $30,000 according to GM.  It will be sold throughout the world and in all 50 states.  GM said the Bolt concept uses a smartphone rather than a key fob, has a 10-inch touch screen and a panoramic sunroof.  GM also announced the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the Detroit auto show.  The Volt has an 18.4 kWh battery (the current model has a 17.1 kWh).  GM estimates that the 2016 Volt will have an all-electric range of 50 miles.  They also stated that the 1.5L ICE engine will have a combined fuel economy rating of 41 mpg.

Chevrolet Bolt - ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt – ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt - ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt – ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt Interior - ©General Motors

Chevrolet Bolt Interior – ©General Motors