CES 2016: Chevrolet Unveils its Electric Bolt, Packs Ton of Technology

Last Updated: 19 September, 2016
Chevrolet Unveils its Electric Bolt, Packs Ton of Technology
Chevrolet Unveils its Electric Bolt, Packs Ton of Technology

Chevrolet showed off its most anticipated Bolt at this year’s trade show in Las Vegas. Priced at $30,000, the electric Bolt has a range of 200 miles in a single charge. The company claims that Bolt’s chassis was architected in-house rather than borrowing from other car makers.

On the inside, the electric Bolt gets a center 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an 8-inch diagonal driver cluster that allows the user to access battery levels, range estimation, charge settings, and climate controls. The center 10.2-inch display offers split screens that can be controlled with simple, intuitive gestures. The split views and expanded views let users easy navigate and access media, contact and more through the accompanying app. The companion app syncs via Bluetooth, LTE, and a BLE connection with an up to 100 yards of range so as you get near the car, it can get ready for you.

Chevrolet Unveils its Electric Bolt, Packs Ton of TechnologyThe Bolt EV packs loads of sensors and cameras around the vehicle, so you can have a safer ride. The car features a 240V charging unit, and charging your Bolt EV is as easy as plugging in your cell phone. You can even customize the charging settings and will reach 80 percent in one hour while charging.

The rear camera mirror projects a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle while the Surround vision uses four strategically placed cameras to create a virtual bird’s-eye view of the vehicle.

The 2017 electric Bolt is still in production-ready and there’s no word on when it will hit the market though Chevy claims it will be available sometime later this year.

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