Or as low as $29,995 with federal tax incentives.

Okay, so we pretty much knew this already. But now it's officially official – like, so super-duper official that Chevy made a special press photo just for this news. The all-important 2017 Bolt EV will cost $37,495 in the United States. That price includes the destination fee, and Chevy points out that with up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, some customers could see a base price as low as $29,995.


The standard Bolt LT comes with a regen-on-demand steering wheel paddle, rear vision camera, 10.2-inch infotainment display, and more. Opting for the fancy Premier trim adds heated, leather seats; a 360-degree surround camera; and a rear camera mirror (if you've never seen this trick piece of tech in action, here's a video). It's unclear how much money the Premier trim adds over the base Bolt.

Not that it really matters – either way, you're getting a heck of a car. Chevy recently announced the Bolt's EPA-estimated electric range of 238 miles, which might even be a bit conservative. Sure, a Volkswagen e-Golf starts at $28,995, and a Nissan Leaf costs $29,010, but those hatchbacks only offer 83 and 84 miles of range, respectively. The Bolt is expected to compete directly with the upcoming, $35,000 Tesla Model 3. But don't get us started on the whole Tesla vs. Chevy thing again.

"Value is a hallmark for Chevrolet and the pricing of the Bolt EV proves we’re serious about delivering the first affordable EV with plenty of range for our customers," Alan Batey, global head of Chevrolet, said in a statement.

Pricing for the Bolt's European cousin, the Opel Ampera-e, hasn't been announced just yet. We'll officially see that car in person at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

The 2017 Bolt will arrive at select U.S. Chevy dealerships later this year. Scroll past the gallery to read the automaker's full, official press release.


Source: Chevrolet

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