In January, Chevrolet’s electric Bolt concept made its world debut. Since then, we’ve learned it’s headed for production in late 2016 and should debut early the next year as a 2017 model.
Now we’ve learned the Bolt may be getting a new name, which we don’t think is a bad thing, especially since Chevrolet’s extended-range hybrid car is named the Volt.
“Some people think it’s confusing,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America, in an interview with USA Today. “People are having some fun with it. It is generating awareness, which is good. It’s so conversational. We’re still in the decision phase. It could go either way. We have a little bit more time [to decide on the final name].”
The production version of the Bolt is expected to have an electric driving range of 200 miles, which should be more than enough to ease most range anxiety. Chevrolet also plans to sell it in all 50 states so everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of electric driving.
We at Bradshaw Chevrolet want to know—if you could choose the name for Chevrolet’s new electric car, what would you choose?
Despite all of the new electric vehicles coming out this year, very few are actually affordable–until now, that is. Chevy recently unveiled the new Bolt EV, a long-range all-electric car that’s not so hard on your wallet.
According to Chevy, the Chevy Bolt EV technology enables the new model to have a range of over 200 miles. Not only that, but the charger has also been modified to drastically decrease total charge time. No more waiting 24 hours to fill the tank!
“The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra. “Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers.”
Drivers will also have the option of changing driving modes, from daily commute to weekend cruise, for example. The car’s computer will automatically adjust accelerator pedal mapping, ride height, and suspension tuning for that type of driving. Whether you want more power or more efficiency, the choice is at your fingertips.
With all of these new technologies and the incredible affordability of the new Bolt EV, we at Bradshaw Chevrolet see no excuse not to go all-electric.