Jun
28

The All-Electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Is a Game Changer

Author JoeC    Category Electric Cars     Tags

2017 Chevy BoltYou might not have heard, but GM has been hard at work on an all-new, all-electric hatchback—the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. Giving drivers up to 200 miles of drive range and 200 hp, this new model electric vehicle lets you go gas-free while also connecting you to some of the most exciting cabin tech in the industry. Take a closer look at what this hatchback EV will have to offer when it hits the market later this year.

Powertrain Specs

What sets the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt apart from the competition is its electric motor, which gets its power from a powerful 60kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This isn’t your typical all-electric model, though, because the total output on this hatchback is a confident 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power to reach a max speed of 91 mph and motivate the Bolt from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.

Charging and Drive Range

The Chevrolet Bolt is an all-electric vehicle, which means you won’t ever have to spend money on gas again as long as you’re driving this car. The electric motor does have to be charged, though, and you can do that via this model’s 7.2 kW charger. When plugged into a 240-volt outlet, this charger can add around 50 miles of driving range in under two hours. If you opt for more high-speed connection, you can get up to 90 miles in only 30 minutes. A fully charged Bolt has a total driving range of 200 miles, which is plenty of mileage for most day trips.

Cabin Features

This four-door car has seating for up to five passengers, which is great for a family ride—especially when you factor in the extra storage space from the hatchback design. Add to that some high-end tech features, and you’re set up for plenty of comfort, entertainment, and safety. The Chevy MyLink touchscreen interface offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The OnStar telematics system keeps you safe thanks to its emergency roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, and stolen vehicle assistance. Also attached to OnStar is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection that allows up to seven devices to connect to the Internet at one time. Topping it off is a suite of advanced driver assist safety features, including lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision warning.

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