Automotive

Chevy's Bolt EV will cover 238 miles on a single charge

The Bolt EV has a 60-kWh battery pack
The Bolt EV has a 60-kWh battery pack
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The Bolt EV has a 60-kWh battery pack
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The Bolt EV has a 60-kWh battery pack
A single motor will kick-out 150 kW (200 hp) and 360 Nm (266 ft.lb) of torque
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A single motor will kick-out 150 kW (200 hp) and 360 Nm (266 ft.lb) of torque
The Bolt EV will hit 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in under seven seconds
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The Bolt EV will hit 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in under seven seconds
A 102.4-inch (2.6 m) wheelbase coupled with a van-style roofline help to accommodate five people
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A 102.4-inch (2.6 m) wheelbase coupled with a van-style roofline help to accommodate five people
The Bolt EV is scheduled to go on sale in the US later this year at a cost of around US$37,500
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The Bolt EV is scheduled to go on sale in the US later this year at a cost of around US$37,500
Once a federal tax credit has been applied, the Bolt EV will cost around $30,000
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Once a federal tax credit has been applied, the Bolt EV will cost around $30,000
The Bolt EV was unveiled at CES in January
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The Bolt EV was unveiled at CES in January
Customers will be able to gain 90 mi (145 km) of range in half an hour using an optional DC fast-charger
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Customers will be able to gain 90 mi (145 km) of range in half an hour using an optional DC fast-charger
The Bolt EV will charge fully in nine hours via a 240-volt charging system
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The Bolt EV will charge fully in nine hours via a 240-volt charging system
Folding seats and ample room in the trunk are promised
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Folding seats and ample room in the trunk are promised
The car's infotainment system will be controlled via a 10.2-in touchscreen on the center console
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The car's infotainment system will be controlled via a 10.2-in touchscreen on the center console
The infotainment system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and have split-screen functionality
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The infotainment system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and have split-screen functionality
Smartphones will connect to the infotainment system via Bluetooth
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Smartphones will connect to the infotainment system via Bluetooth

In January, Chevrolet unveiled its fully electric Bolt and then filled in a few gaps. One gap that was still remaining – save for an above 200 mi (433 km) promise – was range, but Chevy has now pinned that down to 238 mi (383 km) on a single charge.

That distance comes courtesy of a 60-kWh battery pack that will charge fully in nine hours via a 240-volt charging system. Alternatively, customers will be able to gain 90 mi (145 km) of range in half an hour using an optional DC fast-charger. To further assuage any anxieties about range, the Bolt EV's navigation system will take into consideration the location of charge points when calculating routes.

To recap a few other details, a single motor will kick out 150 kW (200 hp) and 360 Nm (266 ft.lb) of torque and get the Bolt EV to 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in under seven seconds. A 102.4-in (2,601 mm) wheelbase coupled with a van-style roofline will help to accommodate five people, while folding seats and ample room in the trunk are also promised.

Inside, the car's infotainment system will be controlled via a 10.2-in touchscreen on the center console, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and split-screen functionality thrown in to boot. There'll be a built in Wi-Fi system, to which customers will get a three-month subscription included in the price of the vehicle, and it will be possible to check on the car's battery charge, turn on the air con and start the engine remotely using an accompanying mobile app.

The Bolt EV is scheduled to go on sale in the US later this year at a cost of around US$37,500, which is reduced to around $30,000 once a federal tax credit has been applied.

Source: Chevrolet

3 comments
JasonBurr
"There'll be a built in Wi-Fi system, to which customers will get a three-month subscription included in the price of the vehicle, and it will be possible to check on the car's battery charge, turn on the air con and START THE ENGINE remotely using an accompanying mobile app" Heh? What engine in this EV?
Mzungu_Mkubwa
@Jason, yeah that caught my eye, too. Why would I want to turn on the electric motor remotely with my phone? Does this vehicle operate via remote control? THAT would be cool! ...also: " 200 mi (433 km) promise ... down to 238 mi (383 km)" makes me wonder if our boy Stu is slipping on his 10-key skillz. ☺
tyme2par4
@Jason It doesn't actually start any engine. What it should say is activates the climate controls. So you can turn on your heat/AC remotely. It'll also precondition the battery to assure that it is at the ideal operating temperature.
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