With electric cars nowadays being ever so slightly more refined and appealing compared to those available five years ago, Chevrolet wanted to go a step further and create an, even more, advanced electric car. This one – called the Bolt, was created for electric propulsion from the ground up. The Bolt is a compact hatchback with a whole assortment of advanced materials, technologies and a massive battery pack giving it a nice range. 200 miles of range for a 2017 electric car is far more than Nissan can offer with their Leaf or Volkswagen with the e-Golf. Although Chevy did not disclose all the information about the car, we were lucky to find out that the battery inside has a capacity of rather healthy 60 kWh and weighs 960 lbs.
Is it a lot!? Hell, yeah – it is. However, the lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in nine hours with the onboard 7.2-kW charger. That may sound like a long wait, but Chevy promises 25 miles of range for every hour of the recharge. If they release a supercharger system, the time needed for the recharge could be three times lower. That would be nice.
The good stuff about it includes the 200hp powerful electric motor which can propel the car up to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Thanks to a lot of torque right from the first rpm, the Bolt should be electrifyingly fast and intense. Chevy employed the shift-by-wire system and enabled the Bolt to enter the big league of electric cars. We can expect them to flourish as soon as gas prices go all up and they will.