Chevrolet Bolt

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Pure Electric

EV=238mi
Range

Seats 5

17ft3 Cargo

L=164
W=59
H=62

60kWh Battery

Chevrolet’s highly anticipated game changer, the Bolt, was named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year, and Green Car Journal named it the 2017 GREEN CAR of the Year. This head-turning EV has a beautifully sculpted exterior, a spacious, futuristic interior, and uses a broad variety of advanced technologies.

It gets an EPA-estimated 238 miles of pure electric range per full charge, and shows you exactly how much energy you’re using with real-time info such as your battery levels, range estimation and charge settings, which are displayed on a standard 10.2 inch diagonal color touch screen and Bolt’s 8 inch diagonal driver cluster. Chevrolet provides major peace of mind with a 100,000-mile/8 yr warranty for its nickel-rich lithium battery. Every Bolt comes with a ChargePoint card in the glove box, which allows access to thousands of public charging stations. The car can be charged with 120V, 240V or DC Fast Charge.

Bolt offers support for Apple CarPlay, which makes it possible to use your iPhone for Apple Music, to get directions with Apple Maps and call friends. Android Auto Compatibility allows your compatible smart phone to access select apps, view your calendar and play lists and navigate with Google Maps. Bolt’s ingenious radar and camera-based protection systems prevent collisions. If one happens, 10 Air Bags and an Advanced High-Strength Steel Frame protect you from injury. With 17 cubic feet of cargo space, this crossover EV offers far more room for transporting your stuff than many other EVs.

Bolt comes in 2 trims; the LT (MSRP $36,620) and the Premier (MSRP $40,905) – prices are dramatically reduced by a $2500 State of California Rebate and a Federal Tax Credit of $7500 – which means you can knock $10,000 off both prices. Both trims share the same mechanical running gear. LT comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera, and keyless ignition and entry. Inside, you'll find height-adjustable cloth seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a configurable gauge cluster display, automatic climate control, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, OnStar, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with two USB ports. Premier offerst everything previously described plus cargo roof rails, leather seats, ambient interior lighting, heated rear seats, a center rear armrest, a top-down parking camera system and an upgraded, camera-based rearview mirror.

Edmunds reviewers give 5 stars to the car's ease of use, getting in and out, roominess and driver visibility, saying: "The controls are thoughtfully arranged and separated by function, with a handy volume knob and tune buttons just below the touchscreen. Climate controls are also prominent and self-explanatory. The instrument panel can be configured three ways; we like the Enhanced setting's range-coaching features. All four of the Bolt's doors open wide, and the roofline is tall all the way to the rear hatch. And the seats themselves are in the Goldilocks zone for height; they're neither too high nor too low. The Bolt feels much bigger inside than you'd suspect after looking at it from outside. There's plenty of head- and legroom, and that extends to the rear seats. Our 6-foot-2-inch tester was able to adjust the front seat to his liking and then move to the rear seat with no trouble."

Edmunds reviewers say: "The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the low-cost electric vehicle we've all been waiting for. You can drive a Bolt more than 200 miles on a charge, which is double the range of most rivals. Plus, it's functional, more spacious inside than it looks, and fun to drive. The Bolt EV has no need for a gasoline engine because it gets around range anxiety another way: It has a humongous battery. In technical terms, its capacity is 60 kilowatt-hours (kWh), but all you really need to know is the Bolt EV will go more than 200 miles on a full charge. The EPA's official estimate is 238 miles. That's Tesla territory. But the Bolt's price certainly isn't Tesla territory. Its as-new purchase price is less than $40,000 before you figure in the tax credits that are available. The best part is the Bolt EV is functional, fun to drive and remarkably spacious. And it promises to be more reliable than either of the two Teslas we've tested for a year. Who needs to wait around for the Tesla Model 3 when you can buy this right now?"

With its space age styling, roomy interior, responsive driving dynamics, high end pure electric range and an affordable sticker price, Bolt is the best argument yet for the mass-market pure electric vehicle. The EV is eligible for a Federal Tax Credit of $7500, a California State Rebate of $2500 and HOV stickers.

Specs

Performance:

  • 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds
  • 200 hp (150 kW) and 266 lb-ft of torque (360 N-m)
  • 200 hp (150 kW) and 266 lb-ft of torque (360 N-m)
  • Electronic Precision Shift (electronic transmission selector with Low mode for regenerative braking)
  • DC Fast Charging capability
  • 60kWH Lithium ion battery
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • StabillTrak electronic stability control system
  • Performance Ride and Handling suspension
  • Non-variable electric power steering

Interior:

  • OnStar with 4G LTE WiFi
  • Chevrolet MyLink®1 Radio
  • 10.2 " diagonal LCD color touch-screen
  • AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock
  • Bluetooth®2 streaming audio for music and select phones
  • Voice-activated technology for radio and phone
  • Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlayTM3 capability for compatible phone
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • 6-speaker audio system standard on LT and Premier
  • Dual USB port in front center console
  • OnStar® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Provides a built-in Wi-Fi® hot spot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds
  • Drive model control switch Choose between Normal and Sport mode
  • Electronic cruise control, steering wheel-mounted audio, phone and cruise controls
  • Non-variable electric power steering
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Rear Camera Mirror with auto-dimming
  • Heated front seats (heated rear seats on Premier trim)
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System, Remote liftgate release
  • Wireless charging device, universal tablet holder
  • Teen Driver – configurable feature lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob to encourage safe driving behavior – It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off – An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Programmable vehicle charge control Program vehicle for immediate charging upon plug-in, delayed charging to time of day, or delayed charging during optimal utility rates
  • Location-based charge control establishes a “home” charging station by using GPS locator – owners can program their home charging schedules once, usually based on the lowest off-peak electricity rates (depending on location) – Bolt EV will know when it’s home and those charge settings apply – Away from home, it reverts to “charge immediately” mode so that owners can plug in at a public station to refresh the battery
  • Rear-window electric defogger
  • 10 airbags

Exterior:

  • Solar Absorbing Windshield
  • LED stop and tail lamps, IntelliBeam Headlamps
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels Standard on LT and paired with 17" all-season blackwall tires
  • Michelin Selfseal all-season blackwall tires
  • Roof-mounted side rails
  • Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • Front and rear recovery hooks
  • Headlamp control. automatic on and off –Setting the switch to "auto" turns on the headlamps to normal brightness, along with the parking lamps and taillamps – When you shut off the ignition, get out and lock the vehicle, the headlamps remain lit for a preset period, enhancing your security – Lights will shut themselves off to prevent battery drain
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, Black and manual-folding
  • LED center high-mounted stop/brake lamp Rear-mounted lamp for safety and improved visibility to other drivers, LED stop and tail lamps
  • Solar absorbing windshield helps minimize the effects of solar rays entering the cabin, assists in maintaining a more comfortable interior temperature
  • Keyless Open, passive unlock and lock on all doors and liftgate, the extended range key fob automatically locks and unlocks your Bolt EV, keeping your hands free
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System – your Bolt EV can be comfortably cooled or pre-warmed to welcome you and your passengers as you step in – the touch of a button on the Remote Keyless Entry not only starts the engine, but also turns on the rear-window defogger and heated outside mirrors automatically, if needed
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