General Motors has officially unveiled the 2017 Chevy Bolt, which had only been seen as an all-electric concept car, at the Consumer Electrics Show in Las Vegas. The all-electric long-range car was first announced in January 2015, and General Motors claims that it will start production by the end of 2016. This will come as a great addition to the electric cars currently on the market, like the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla Model S, as well as upcoming all-electric cars like the VW electric car.
General Motors Hits the All-Electric Market
The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be coming with the best of the best and the newest of the new. It will even feature an app that will bring in car sharing and what they call ‘advanced GPS routing’. According to the official statement, the app will be able to predict driving range through the weather. It will also be able to monitor and predict driving habits, even how many hills the car will climb on the way to its destination.
2017 Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model S and Nissan LEAF
General Motors executives called the initial 2017 Chevy Bolt concept ‘a game changer’. The car is set to run 200 miles on a single charge. The current Chevy Volt only runs about 53 miles and features a gas engine for extra range. The Bolt will not have the extra gas engine.
The new car’s price is also quite pretty. After tax incentives, it stands at a proud $30,000. This makes it cheaper than other electric cars with similar range. The Tesla Model S, for example, runs 230 miles on a single charge, but it costs $70,000. The new Tesla Model 3 is set to come out sometime in 2017 which will allegedly be cheaper. The Nissan LEAF is another tough competitor in terms of quality and price. Although it is runs half the range, Nissan is a valuable brand.
Chevy Bolt Will Be An Exciting Car for GM
The 2017 Chevy Bolt wil probably make a significant mark on the mid-priced plug-in vehicle market, and it has even received positive responses from competing car makers. Tesla was reported as having a hopeful outlook on all zero-emission vehicles on the road, though it didn’t make the statement without making a reference to itself. Efforts from General Motoros further ‘advance Tesla’s mission to accelerate the advent of sustainable transportation.’ Now there’s a representative Elon Musk would be proud of.