WSJ: GM to launch the $30,000 Chevy Bolt electrical automotive in 2017
Appears to be like Widespread Motors is about to go nose to nose in the direction of Tesla with a model new electrical automotive known as Chevy Bolt (positive, Bolt with a B) — on the very least in accordance with The Wall Street Journal. The publication’s sources say the Bolt can journey 200 miles on a single value (the 2013/2014 Volt can solely ultimate 38 miles on a price) and is perhaps obtainable in 2017 for $30,000. That makes it a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model three, which has very, very comparable specs and pricing. The WSJ moreover reveals that the automotive will “be designed to look additional like a so-known as crossover automotive” and use battery manufactured by LG Chem Ltd. in South Korea.
GM first dropped hints of the model new EV in 2014, when it filed a trademark software program for “Chevrolet Bolt” and “Bolt.” Whereas it nonetheless hasn’t confirmed the EV’s existence, we might know (and have a visual to go along with all of the define above) for constructive truly shortly, as sources say the automaker is slated to showcase a Bolt concept on Monday on the Detroit Auto Current. If and when it does come out, the Bolt may be obtainable nationwide, in accordance with The Detroit Info, in distinction to the Chevy Spark EV that’s solely on the market in Oregon and California.