The Chevrolet Bolt is inching closer to production as chief engineer Josh Tavel has confirmed the company has "accelerated things."

The Chevrolet Bolt is inching closer to production as chief engineer Josh Tavel has confirmed the company has "accelerated things."

Tavel declined to elaborate but two industry analysts who spoke to Automotive News were predicting the Bolt would go into production in October of 2016.  However, with the accelerated time table, the model could arrive even sooner than that.

While Chevrolet is keeping their cards close to their chest, the company recently released pictures of a Bolt prototype.  Its styling echoes the original concept but adopts a new front bumper, revised mirrors and more traditional side skirts.  The model also had more conventional door handles and smaller alloy wheels.

Regardless of when the Bolt arrives, it will have an estimated range of 200 miles (321.8 km) and a target price of $30,000.

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