Chevy's long-range electric car, the Chevy Bolt, is limbering up for production at the end of the year.
The hotly-anticipated all-electric Chevy Bolt is currently is in pre-production right now, and is scheduled to begin building at the end of this year, the automaker announced today.
With a battery than can carry the car for more than 200 miles on a single charge, the four-door Chevy Bolt can handle much longer shifts than your morning commute. It also comes with its own 240-volt charging unit, which juices up the battery overnight at home in 9 hours. That means you’re pumping in around 25 miles of range for every hour you’re charging it.
As well as its pure electric chops, the Chevy Bolt also boasts a smart dashboard. Just by tapping and swiping the 10.2-inch touch-sensitive display, you can quickly access the car’s battery levels, range estimation, charge settings, and clime controls while you drive. There are some convenient safety extras too, like a ‘surround vision’ feature, which uses four strategically placed cameras to create a virtual bird’s-eye view of the car on the display.
There’s no word yet on exactly when the car will be ready for purchase, but it will be some time in 2017. It’s expected to carry a price tag of $30,000 (around £21,225). Find out more here.