Chevrolet Bolt to Arrive in Late 2016: Report

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Chevrolet Bolt to Arrive in Late 2016: Report

The Chevrolet Bolt is bound for production late next year.

According to a recent report from Reuters, the Bolt will be produced at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit in a planned run of 25,000 to 30,000 cars per year. The all-electric Bolt is expected to be priced around $30,000 and will have a range of over 200 miles. It is believed that the Bolt will be produced at the same factory as the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, which has been operating below capacity.

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Last year, Chevrolet sold 18,800 Volts, a plug-in hybrid that is priced around $35,000. The Bolt will have some interesting competition by the time it heads to production, with the Tesla Model 3 also scheduled for a similar time frame.

The Bolt is reportedly being developed on GM’s Gamma global compact car platform and the same basic set of components will serve as the foundation for the next-generation Sonic that is due in late 2016.

GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet Bolt Concept

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[Source: Reuters]

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  • Rickers

    It’s still better looking than the BMW i3.

  • craigcole

    Indeed it is! The i3 is all kinds of WTF.

  • See, I don’t know how I feel about these very small electrics. I learned to drive in a ’71 Impala and currently drive a ’03 Grand Prix. I realize that they are made small to reduce weight and improve efficiency but at some point we need to look at what it takes to make a comfortable mid- to full-size car that’s electric. I give props to the designers at GM, BMW, Tesla, and anyone else who make fully electric-drive cars but it’s not gonna go over well until we start seeing some bigger designs at more reasonable price-points.