Production Chevrolet Bolt Debuting January 2016

The production Chevrolet Bolt will debut early next year at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

GM executive vice president Mark Reuss confirmed the news at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, meaning the Bolt will go from concept to production in about a year’s time. After the Chevrolet Bolt concept debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, GM didn’t waste time confirming the Bolt would launch in 2016.

Over the past few years, CES has become more prominent with vehicles and automakers showing up to Las Vegas, filling the hallways with next-generation driving technologies to go alongside shiny new flatscreen displays and home audio equipment.

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GM CEO Mary Barra will deliver a keynote at next year’s CES and that’s when the American automaker will likely debut the production Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, boasting at least a 200-mile range. Expected to be priced under $40,000 the Chevrolet Bolt will compete with the upcoming Tesla Model 3 that is currently in development. Tesla’s more affordable electric car will make its debut later this year before it heads to production in 2017.

Spy photographers have caught the Chevrolet Bolt testing in recent months, riding on GM’s Global Gamma chassis.

[Source: The Verge]

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