The 2017 Chevy Bolt is a great choice for people who are looking for an all-electric vehicle that won’t be too expensive. It is believed that this Chevy is one of the best mass-market cars of its kind currently available. Let’s find out what makes it so special.
2017 Chevy Bolt – Exterior and Interior Design:
The makers of this car paid a lot of attention to its aerodynamics, redesigning its underbody and its proportions. Making the underbody flat on the upcoming 2017 Chevy Bolt was possible because batteries don’t need air for combustion like regular engines do. Combined with strong, stable wheel arches and lightweight aluminum, the beautifully shaped sides of the car ensure that the ride is very smooth.
The five people that can comfortably fit into the Chevy Bolt would have a lot of room for their legs and shoulders and will be able to easily enter and exit the car because of its flat floor. The tall ceiling provides a total of 94 cubic feet of space for the passengers. The console in the front has large bins, there is a sliding armrest, as well as large cup holders and even wireless charging. The 17-cubic-foot cargo is very spacious and functional, thanks to its hidden storage room and seats that can be folded so that you can fit huge items in the back. The front wheels carry 56% of the car’s 3600 pounds.
2017 Chevy Bolt – Engine and Performance:
The 200 hp synchronous AC motor draws power from the lithium-ion battery rich in nickel with the capacity of 60 kWh. The 10-cubic-foot box that’s also the car’s floor holds 288 prismatic 3.9×15.3×0.5-inch battery cells. Those cells are packed into ten modules that can carry three times the energy provided by the 960-pound battery. Professional installation of the optional 240-volt storage unit with a 32-amp circuit will speed up the battery charging process, which means you’ll only have to wait nine hours until the battery is fully charged. For one hour of charge, the 2017 Chevy Bolt can go up to 25 miles, therefore, one full charge allows you to drive for more than 200 miles without stopping. To charge even quicker, you can use the SAE CCS which will give you a 90-mile range in only 30 minutes.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds owing to its 266 lb-ft torque and it can reach the maximum speed of 91 mph. This places it among the fastest electric cars on the market. When it comes to the technology the Bolt uses, it’s made to suit it perfectly. All the information on the battery levels and the estimated range can be found on the 10.2-inch display and the 8-inch cluster. The 2017 Chevy Bolt also has many safety features available, such as alerts for pedestrians, collisions, blind zones and rear cross traffic.
2017 Chevy Bolt – Release Date, MSRP, and Rivals:
Manufacturing and deliveries of the new Chevy Bolt should begin before the end of 2016, meaning that it will be released much before its biggest rival, Tesla Model 3. The estimated base price of the 2017 Bolt is 37, 500 dollars, which makes it the cheapest electric car with a 200-mile range you can buy.