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Chevy Bolts Onto the Scene

Posted by: Hayley Feichter

2017-chevrolet-bolt-blog-292Those waiting in line for a Tesla Model 3 might want to consider asking for their deposit back as the Bolt EV is likely to be on sale a year before the new Tesla even begins deliveries. Not only with the Bolt start hitting dealerships late this year, but offers a longer estimated range than Tesla's Model 3.

The 2017 Bolt EV exceeds initial expectations in offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge and "is a game changer for the electric car segment," according to GM North America President Alan Batey. This all-electric vehicle has an expected MSRP below $37,500 before the available tax credit of up to $7,500. Drivers can optimize their range through the "regen effect" which automatically helps restore more electricity to the battery while slowing or coming to a stop. The "regen effect" along with One Pedal Driving allow the Bolt EV to conserve as much energy as possible and extend the mileage.


Complimenting Bolt's surprising range is set of equally impressive features. This spacious compact-sized hatchback boasts a remarkable interior space and cutting-edge technology. The customizable 10.2-inch color touch screen makes it easy to navigate through information, music and more while keeping tabs on the energy consumption. It has 4G LTE Wi-Fi availability and is compatible with smartphones through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Bolt EV includes, but not limited to, an availability of safety features such as surround vision, rear camera mirror, blind zone alert, front pedestrian braking and forward collision alert.

The Bolt EV will hit Chevrolet showrooms late this year. Chevrolet's electric line up can be found at for more details.


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