Chevrolet Bolt EV – Hatchback with 520 km NEDC driving range

Chevrolet Bolt – Back in the Future

Chevrolet Bolt

Development and Production of the Chevrolet Bolt

General Motors are proud on their production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV model, they say that the 3,452 owners of these electric cars crossed so many miles with calculated savings with over 650,000 liters of fuel. Their total drive was 4.6 million miles or 7.3 million kilometers which makes the Bolt EV an excellent reliable vehicle.

The Chevrolet Bolt is a new US electric car concept introduced at the car show in Detroit in January 2015. The car, which is characterized by an innovative and uncompromising design, is made of lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber.

Chevrolet Bolt – Battery and Driving Range

The manufacturer claims that the autonomy of the new Chevrolet Bolt it can achieve a driving range with a single battery charge more than 320 kilometers with the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will have fast charging ability and will charge up the battery pack to 80% in less than 45 minutes.

The EPA’s approved 238 miles or 383 km of drive range that was tested and gained from the Chevrolet Bolt, which is quite impressive and challenging for its competitors in the same class, with just 6.5 seconds it can get from 0 to 100 km / h with output power of 360 nm of torque, thanks to his powerful electrical motor that produce 200 hp it simply makes it an excellent cruiser for everyday use.

The specs of the car aren’t just the speed and the driving range you can get from this car but the practicality and the specious cabin is just one more reason to own the Chevrolet Bolt.

Although the battery chemistry enhances heat resistance, allowing the battery to tolerate heat before using power to cool it down. And an active thermal management system helps manage the battery temperature in extremely hot and cold weather conditions. 

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt Exterior Design

The Chevrolet Bolt is a 5 door full electric hatchback vehicle, it is decent in size and practicality in all terms of specs. The outside look of the Bolt is as modern and stylish as a present production vehicles, it has Full LED headlights with DRL as the stop lights in order to further reduce electricity power consumption.

The rear wheels have been moved back a little bit of the car, in order to extend and gain in a larger space for cabin passengers. 

Good overview in driver and passenger perspective is achieved thanks to large glass surfaces, and the panoramic glass roof provides an open views of the sky.

Chevrolet Bolt

Comfort and Interior Equipment of the Chevrolet Bolt

With 5 comfy seats, 10 security airbags, 1602 liters of maximum capacity luggage its biggest in his class competing with Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. 

Some of the components that include the equipment are worth mentioning is the large 10-inch MyLink capacitive touchscreen, a glass panoramic sun roof along the entire car that creates an open and ventilated interior environment, the vehicle can also be operated via a smart phone using the Bolt EV Connect application has a role as a remote control with numerous functions such as auto parking and routing the vehicle to a specific location.

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt Technology Features

Bolt’s technology comes with various features like regenerating power while driving with just a simple pull of the paddle on the steering wheel, you’re able to slow down without using the brake pedal.

This helps convert energy into more electricity and then transfers it back to the battery pack, the same drive and stop paddle will help you stopping the vehicle with just releasing the foot out from the accelerator in terms of saving energy consumption, of course you should always use the brakes when you need.

First of all EV’s the Chevrolet Bolt comes with Electronic precision shifting technology that delivers smooth and responsive shifting, electronic signals are delivered to the drive unit to select the gear depending of the need.

Other EV’s in the same segment and direct competitors of the Chevrolet Bolt are the Nissan Leaf and the new version of the VW Golf E.