The Chevrolet Bolt has a starting MSRP from $37,495. Depending on your personal tax situation, though, you could qualify for federal income tax credits up to $7,500, lowering the price of the Bolt to as low as $29,995.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is a four-door hatchback with a sleek, modern look in line with the rest of the new Chevrolet lineup. At the core of this model’s is an emphasis on efficiency. The result is a model with naturally flowing sculpted lines that increase aerodynamics to maximize performance and fuel economy. Unlike many vehicles that require air intake to cool the engine and create combustion, this electric vehicle doesn’t. This allows the underbody to be completely closed off, which minimizes drag and increases efficiency even more while also making for a smoother, more responsive ride.
Performance Specs and Electric Range
At the heart of this electric car is an electric motor mated to a direct-drive transmission. This system gets its power from a 60 kWh nickel-rich lithium-ion battery pack with a total energy capacity of 60 kWh, which is enough for it to run for up to 238 miles on a single charge. All of this is to say that, as of current estimates, the Chevy Bolt is expected to outpace the Tesla Model 3 in this critical area of EV performance. The Bolt’s driving range is helped in part due to Regen On Demand, a regenerative braking system that captures the kinetic energy released as your vehicle is braking and recycles it back into the vehicle’s electrical system. Total output on this model is quite strong at up to 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
While the Chevy Bolt can charge on a home’s typical 120-volt outlet, the available 240-volt outlet allows you to charge much faster, averaging 25 miles per one hour or charge and a full battery replenishment in around 9.5 hours. You can even program your charge settings using the vehicle’s GPS signal so that it automatically activates when it reaches certain locations like your home. Finally, the available DC Fast Charging station is the first of its kind, and GM estimates that it will get up to 90 miles of range in around just 30 minutes.
The high-tech nature of this EV doesn’t stop with the powertrain. It continues inside the cabin with some of the most advanced entertainment, convenience, and safety features available today.
- Smartphone Integration: Thanks to the advanced nature of the 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen display, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will allow you to enjoy easy access to your favorite apps on an easy-to-use interface that reflects the one on your smartphone. Because of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you’ll be able to check your calendar, navigate via Google Maps, listen to your favorite music streaming services, and place calls via Bluetooth.
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi: As part of Chevrolet’s OnStar telematics system, the Bolt’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot will allow you to browse the Internet and stream video on up to seven devices.
- Surround View Camera: Whether you’re backing up, pulling a U-turn, or simply switching lanes, the surround view camera will be a great help thanks to its 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the circumference of your vehicle.
- Chevy MyLink: The Bolt will be offered with a high-resolution 10.2-inch diagonal touchscreen interface, giving you easy access to all of your smartphone apps, a rearview or surround view camera, Bluetooth, and much more.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will come with a plethora of standard safety features, including a rearview camera, 10 airbags, and a high-strength steel cage frame that will help protect you and your passengers in case of a collision. In addition, you’ll have access to advanced safety tech to keep you more alert on the road. This includes forward pedestrian alert, forward collision alert, side blind zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert. Finally, the OnStar telematics system provides automatic crash notification, emergency roadside assistance, and even stolen vehicle assistance.
As a four-door hatchback, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will provide spacious and comfortable seating for up to five passengers, making it an ideal family vehicle. You’ll have 16.9 cubic feet behind the rear seat for cargo, but fold down the split-folding rear bench seat and the Chevrolet Bolt will open up a maximum cargo volume of 52.2 cubic feet.
Get Ready for the Arrival of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt at Sunrise Chevy
From what we know so far, it looks like the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will be arriving sometime this fall or winter. Until then, keep up-to-date and stay in contact for all the latest news. Find out when you can reserve your own at Sunrise Chevrolet, serving drivers in Bloomingdale and beyond, at 414 North Ave. in Glendale Heights, IL. In the meantime, check out other fuel-efficient models like the 2017 Chevrolet Volt.