We could be said that Tesla started all in North America, they give everyone homework about electric car development. However, not everyone can afford their cars. Other manufacturers releasing the potential of this market, especially giants who can develop and research, and finally offer a cheaper alternative. One of them is General Motors Company and their Chevy division. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is an all-electric small family vehicle, which will be constructed on Gamma II that will be shared by the upcoming the Chevrolet Sonic. The model was sampled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016 and later it was unveiled at the 2016 NAIAS in North America. The new electric vehicle is designed to offer more electric range than other models in the Chevrolet lineup of electric cars.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt Changes
The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV comes with an attractive body style, which is similar to those of earlier electric cars, including the Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Spark. The front fascia of the vehicle comes equipped with a massive grille with black or silver blank plates, which resembles that of the hybrid variant. The appealing body lines, raised window line, and other external design prompts offer it a racier appearance. The wheels are pushed out to its bends, which makes the vehicle appear smaller than the Nissan Leaf, its major class competitor.
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The 2017 Bolt will be the first electric vehicle on the market to exercise the hottest development of self-sealing tire expertise of Michelin. The short nose offers the driver better visibility to make the task of parking the vehicle easier. This time, the new vehicle will be provided with a set of attractively designed 17-inch alloy wheels that further enhance the external charm of the vehicle.
New Chevrolet Bolt 2017 Interior
The cabin of the new 2017 Bolt EV will be designed to be bright and well ventilated. It comes equipped with slender seats in the front that offer more legroom to the rear seat passengers. It will be equipped with more comfortable seats than those of the earlier models and offer all the four passengers an upright sitting position. The inner space is designed with an even ground surface and its console and the slender dashboard, the footwells in the front appear wider than the earlier models.
The dashboard within the cabin comes mounted with an all- digital instrument cluster of size eight inches, which is positioned at the back of the steering wheel. It also comes outfitted with a central 10.2-inch touch-screen exhibit with the size of 10.2 inches that has been positioned above the console.
The new 2017 Chevy Bolt EV will also be provided with an innovative back view mirror, facing the camera at the back to offer a broad 80-degree reflection in the crispy digital exhibit. Roof pillars and back seat headrests smarten it.
2017 Chevy Bolt Interior
Chevrolet has paid more attention to improving the engine section of its newest electric model when compared to that of the exterior and interior styling.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt get its power from a powerful electric motor, powered by a durable and larger lithium-ion battery set with the capacity of 60 kWh. The battery is positioned beneath the floor pan, and it makes the electric motor generate the maximum power of 200 horsepower and the highest torque of 266 lbs per foot. With this electric motor, the new Bolt attains the speed from 0-60 mph within 7 seconds.
The new vehicle is capable of speeding up assertively even with four adult passengers and is capable of chirping the internal front tire under bursting power from a turn. The vehicle corners relatively even on its wheels, and the steering features a fine helpful self-centering action. Therefore, passengers inside the vehicle can have a comfortable noise-free ride. The vehicle also comes to a consistent braking system that allows passengers to have a comfortable ride without feeling the changes between regenerative and brake rubbing.
Furthermore, there is completely new onboard battery charger that can operate at a maximum of 7.2 kilowatts. It comes with a handy 120-volt charging cable, which is housed in the load bay. This 2017 Chevrolet Bolt battery charger makes the new cover a maximum distance of 25 miles by charging the battery for one hour.
The new model Bolt will also be offered with a Combined Charging System charging port to charge the battery quickly as an option. The system will make the battery more power quickly and makes the vehicle cover a maximum distance of 90 miles by charging for just 30 minutes. However the real deal is increased range to 320 km / 200 miles per full charge, big improvement, very good from Chevy!
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2017 ChevyBolt EV release date and price
The exact release date of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car is not known, but it is expected to be available for during the fourth quarter of 2016. The estimated starting price of the vehicle will be $37,500.
2017 Chevy Bolt Photos