Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the 2017 Bolt EV.
Set to go into production later this year, the Bolt is a compact five-door hatchback with LED-infused headlights and an aerodynamic dual-element grille. The model also has gloss black accents, a distinctive greenhouse, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, and LED taillights.
The unique styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find a uniquely shaped dashboard with a digital instrument cluster and a 10.2-inch MyLink infotainment system that has a "customizable, widget-based 'flip-board style' operation." Other highlights include a wireless smartphone charging dock, a Surround Vision system, and an EV-specific navigation system that shows nearby charging stations and provides routes that maximize the car's range.
Speaking of technology, Chevrolet confirmed it is developing a gaming mode which will allow owners to compete against each other to see who is driving the most efficiently.
Chevrolet was surprisingly coy on performance specifications but confirmed the car has a flat battery pack that is mounted beneath the floor and will enable the car to have range in excess of 200 miles. To help alleviate range anxiety, the Bolt will be equipped with an advanced driving range indicator that factors in the time of day, typography, weather and the owner’s driving habits.