Chevrolet Introduces 2017 Bolt EV at CES
Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, fulfilling its promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses. The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.
â€œIt was less than a year ago that we revealed the Bolt EV concept and promised to deliver a long-range electric vehicle attainable by the masses,â€ GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said. â€œThe Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, all designed to enhance the ownership experience now and into the future.â€
With the available 240-Volt charging unit (professional installation required), charging a Bolt EV is as easy as plugging in a cell phone. The available 240-volt charging unit provides more power and will charge the Bolt EV faster. The standard Location-Based Charging feature makes it easy to customize charging settings when at home, and take advantage of public charging when away.
The available 240-Volt charging unit is the fastest way to recharge the battery at home and offers more power than a 120-Volt outlet. This higher-voltage system can provide up to an average of 25 miles of range per hour of charge and fully replenishes the battery in about 9 hours.
The Bolt EV benefits directly from the suggestions and ideas of Volt owners and features technologies that make owning a long-range electric vehicle easy. The Bolt EVâ€™s connectivity innovations will provide smart, personalized solutions for managing the driving experience. For example, in the future an accurate driving range projection will be based on the time of day, typography, weather and the ownerâ€™s driving habits.
Bluetooth low-energy â€“ designed specifically for the Bolt EV to minimize energy draw â€“ seamlessly connects a smart phone to the car while the owner approaches the vehicle. Many of the Bolt EVâ€™s driver-focused technologies are supported by OnStar 4G LTE, which turns the Bolt EV into a Wi-Fi hotspot, giving owners easier access to apps and services via a high-speed wireless connection.