After getting a preview of the Bolt at CES last week, Chevy has provided more details on the all-electric hatchback. Priced around $30,000 once a $7,500 federal tax credit is taken into account, the Bolt has a range of at least 200 miles, which should satisfy the majority of the public’s commuting needs. The new Bolt comes with a 1000-lb 60-kWh battery which spans most of the car’s length underneath the floor. The battery powers an electric motor good for about 200 horsepower. The company claims a 0-60 mph time under seven seconds. Not break-neck speeds but plenty quick.
According to Chevrolet, a standard 240-volt charger can get you 25 miles worth of juice in about an hour, with full charges requiring a 9-hour sleepover. A DC fast charger yields 90 miles of range in just a half an hour.
Other details about the car such as interior appointments and amenities have been slow-coming from Chevy. We do know it will have a 10.2″ display, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and seating for five passenger. The Bolt promises to be an interesting car, as it provides perhaps the best value proposition of any all-electric. Exact timing of the Bolt’s release has yet to be announced but expect it to start appearing at dealerships in late 2016.