2018 Chevrolet Bolt: New EV to Launch in 2018, Will be Available to the Public; Full Details [Video]
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt is the much anticipated electric vehicles, which is set to go up against the Tesla Model 3 and the latest Nissan Leaf. The Chevy Bolt is a four-door, battery-powered hatchback. It is marketed to be more substantial than the Chevy Spark EV.
Car and Driver reported that the new Chevy electric vehicle is an excellent addition to the current compact electric cars. It is a more "affordable" option while comparing it to the Tesla Model 3. While the Nissan Leaf is at a lower price point, its current range is nowhere around the 200-mile range of the Bolt and the Tesla. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt will have a small-car architecture similar to the Sonic sedan and hatchback. In fact, it is also expected to come from the same plant in Detroit that is in charge of the Sonic and Buick Verano.
Additionally, Business Insider mentioned that the car will have plenty of technology features like wireless charging, a mobile app that is always connected via low-energy Bluetooth, and five cameras. The new The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV will look tiny on the outside but it will be spacious and comfortable on the inside.
The new 2018 Chevrolet Bolt will have a compact electric motor and direct-drive gearbox. It will be an evolved version of the Spark EV's, but with a much bigger lithium-ion battery pack. However, GM is yet to reveal the cell type and the location, configuration of the battery pack.
General Motors is reportedly planning to launch thousands of self-driving all-electric Chevy Bolts by 2018. The company intends to partner up with Lyft. Furthermore, the automakers have stated that they have no plans yet to sell the autonomous Bolts to the general public, according to Car Advice.
With this latest development, it means that the Bolt will only be available for Lyft? Or will GM reconsider in the future and sell the new EV to the general public? Optimistically, the new 2018 Chevrolet Bolt will be made available to all. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt will likely have a price tag of around $30,000 and is confirmed to come out sometime next year.