Chevrolet has quietly announced the 2017 Bolt EV will be priced from $37,500 in the United States.

That's not exactly cheap but a federal government tax credit of $7,500 will effectively lower the base price to $30,000.  State and local tax incentives could drop the price even lower.

Introduced earlier this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Bolt is a five-door hatchback that features an electric powertrain.  Chevrolet hasn't provided performance specifications but the company has already confirmed the model will have a range in excess of 200 miles.

When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately nine hours with an optional 240-volt charging unit.  Drivers who are short on time can expect the charger to provide up to 25 miles of range for every hour that the model is being charged.

The Bolt will also come equipped with a digital instrument cluster, split-folding rear seats, and an infotainment system with a 10.2-inch display.  The model will also be offered with an optional wireless smartphone charger.

Speaking of options, there's an available Rear Camera Mirror that "projects a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle in the inside rearview mirror."  Customers can also order a Surround Vision system which uses four strategically placed cameras to provide a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle on the infotainment system.

On the safety front, the Bolt can be equipped with a variety of systems including Forward Pedestrian Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Source: Chevrolet via Automobile Magazine

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