Just a few hours ago, GM let loose the refreshed 2016 Chevy Volt, and they’re continuing the electric kick with a car called the Bolt. The Bolt is a concept for an extended-range 200-mile all-electric car. It’s also designed to be affordable with the future production model retailing for around $30,000. In addition to the long range, the Bolt also features fast DC charging to get it back on the road quicker than your normal EV. The concept is designed to be 50-state legal as well as meeting requirements for foreign markets.
The interior of the Bolt is very space-age looking with its bright color scheme and floating center console design. The centerpiece is a 10-inch touch screen that controls most of the car’s function. The technology doesn’t stop there. It’s app-controlled, with your smartphone being able to act as a key fob and control automatic parking and retrieval functions. Yes, the Bolt can park itself and then come to you if summoned. The car’s app also has integration with ride sharing services handling reservations, payment, vehicle locating, and the client’s smartphone acting as a key.
Chevrolet hasn’t quite said when a production version is expected. Maybe we’ll be reporting on this again at NAIAS 2016?
Source: General Motors