Chevy premieres production Bolt with 200 mile range
With a claimed range of over 200 miles (322 km), the Bolt US$30K price (after rebates) will slot into Chevrolet's lineup below the hybrid-electric Volt.
Chevy says that room to seat five people is possible thanks to a 102.4-inch (2.6 m) wheelbase and its van-style roofline. There's also folding seats, and more bootspace than a Honda Fit or BMW i3.
It should have a 17.1 kWh battery pack. It will charge in 9 hours via a 240-volt charging system, and it should retail for around US$30,000, that price includes a federal tax credit of US$7,500.
doesnt the potential range drop like a stone after 5-10 years and battery packs need changing out of warranty too?
Seems like the new snake oil octane booster shit until they find new battery tech
GM’s scale, dealer network and manufacturing experience gives it a leg up over newer entrants to the car business, a veiled reference to electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. She specifically noted that Bolt drivers wouldn’t need to drive to the next state to buy or service their vehicle.
GM CEO Mary Barra
>The Bolt should help GM in its alliance to provide cars and eventually self-driving vehicles to ride-sharing service Lyft. The company announced a $500 million investment in Lyft on Monday.
WTF, we just got out of bankruptcy, let's put half a Billion into some ride sharing start up.
>brag about supporting corrupt state legislature
Elon should land a falcon 9 in her yard.
Besides that, it looks pretty okay. If they can meet the 200 mile range in EPA testing then it is a practical and fairly unremarkable car, which is a good thing for BEVs. And it's still way less ugly than an i3 or a prius (especially the new one from what I've seen).
Elon is just burning thru our tax dollars by re-facing old technology in order to wow the younger generations. He's spending government grant money and nothing more.
Elon is nothing more than an opportunist profiteer.. I have yet to see anything innovative that he has put out. All recycled technology with a different paint job, subsidized by tax payer's dollars. He's the epitome of corporate welfare by producing technology only the wealthy can afford while he gets rich from US government subsidies.
His companies are not scheduled to be profitable until 2022!.. That is if the government doesn’t cut subsidies for his products first.. If that happens he’ll go out of business before then.
>get loan shared by other auto manufacturers, pay back before anyone else
"Propped up on muh taxes"
>be GM and get bailed out by the government
"Good hard workin murican boys :DDDD"