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Three California Drivers Take Delivery of First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

Initial sales limited to California market.

by on Dec.13, 2016

Customers Bobby Edmonds (l to r), William “Bill” Mattos and Steve Henry take delivery of the first three 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs Tuesday

The first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs have been delivered to retail customers in California, marking the start of sales of the market’s first long-range, relatively affordable battery-electric vehicles.

Industry experts believe that the Bolt could usher in a new era in which battery-cars finally start appealing to mainstream, rather than just green-minded, buyers by delivering range comparable to conventional, gas-powered vehicles without a hefty price premium. Chevy hits market as much as a year ahead of similar offerings coming from manufacturers including Tesla, Volkswagen and Nissan.

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“The range and technology attracted me to the Bolt EV,” said Bobby Edmonds, a software developer from suburban San Francisco, who is replacing his BMW i3 with the Chevy Bolt. “It’s also a great-looking, roomy vehicle and I love the fact it’s from an American brand. I look forward to the longer drives I can make compared to the i3 that I owned.” (more…)

Chevy Prices New Bolt EV at $37,495, Under $30k After Tax Credits

Maker beats Tesla Model 3 on range and availability.

by on Sep.20, 2016

Chevy says its 2017 Bolt EV will come in at $37,495 or just under $30k with government tax credits.

Chevrolet released the price on its new Bolt electric vehicle, coming in under the $37,500 before tax incentives executives had been suggesting for months: by $5. The new EV costs $37,495.

After the aforementioned government sweeteners, the Bolt will cost $29,995, according to Chevy officials. The new battery-powered car is the first to market for less than $30k with the ability to travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

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The new Bolt will go 238 miles, which means it tops its chief competition in two ways: distance and availability. (more…)

Chevy Offers a Closer Look at Bolt’s Battery-Drive

Sport sedan performance, crossover space.

by on Jan.11, 2016

GM's Alan Batey introduces the 2017 Chevy Bolt to the media at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

A week after showing off the new Chevrolet Volt battery-electric vehicle at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, General Motors rolled it back onto the stage at the Detroit Auto Show, this time revealing some of the details of its electric drive system.

Set to reach showrooms later this year, the Chevy Bolt will be the first long-range electric vehicle targeted at a mainstream market, arriving about two years head of the planned Tesla Model 3. GM officials say it will deliver about 200 miles per charge and should come in at about $30,000 after factoring in federal tax credits.

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But how it will get there was something that the maker neglected to reveal at the CES gathering in Las Vegas, waiting instead for its news conference at the North American International Auto Show. (more…)

Driving the (Almost Production Ready) Chevrolet Bolt

Quick, comfortable, well-appointed … and coming soon.

by on Jan.06, 2016

TheDetroitBureau.com got an early test drive in a preproduction version of Chevy's 2017 Bolt EV.

An unusual winter rainstorm has finally moved out and the sun is once again shining over Sin City, drying out the temporary test track that Chevrolet has dubbed Electric Avenue.

The little car launches out of the starting gate with unexpected speed – and in near silence, only the crunch of gravel under its tires reaching the surprisingly roomy cabin. For those who think of electric vehicles as sluggish, cramped and boring, a quick spin in the new Chevrolet Bolt could come as a surprising revelation.

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The 2017 battery-electric vehicle is likely to shatter a lot of preconceived notions. Unlike most of the BEVs now on the market, the Bolt will offer significant range, about 200 miles per charge, or more than double what most current electric vehicles can deliver. But unlike that other long-range battery-car, the high-priced Tesla Model S, the Bolt will be targeting the mainstream market, coming in at less than $30,000 once federal tax credits are factored in. (more…)

Chevrolet Confirms Debut of Production Bolt EV

Long-range electric will cost under $30,000 after federal tax credit.

by on Jan.05, 2016

The 2017 Chevy Bolt will make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Chevrolet has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. During her keynote speech on Wednesday, General Motors CEO – and newly named Chairman – Mary Barra will pull the wraps off the production version of the Bolt battery-electric vehicle.

The Chevy Bolt is the first foray by GM – and, indeed, by any mainstream automaker – into the long-range electric vehicle market. The maker anticipates the vehicle will deliver about 200 miles of range per charge, or at least double what virtually all current BEV models are offering, including the current Chevrolet Spark EV.

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Meanwhile, GM plans to offer the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt for less than $30,000 after factoring in the $7,500 federal tax credits currently available. (more…)