Ford Revealing Chevy Bolt Rival Later This Year

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Chevrolet revealed a pure electric concept car at the Detroit auto show back in January. Called the Bolt, this BMW i3-esque hatchback promises a 200-mile range. Not one to be outdone, the bow tie’s arch nemesis may be planning a rival to this model.

Yes, Ford is reportedly cooking up a plug-in EV that would offer drivers a double-Benjamin’s worth of range. Very little information is known about this car right now but if these rumors are true this yet-unnamed vehicle would be a dedicated model, not just a repurposed product that already exists in the company’s lineup.

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The Chevy Bolt could launch in 2017; this date is rumored but not confirmed by the company. There’s strong incentive for the blue-oval brand to pip its longtime rival at the post and get its electric vehicle to market first.

As for when a concept version of this machine could debut is anyone’s guess. However, it’s reported that Ford’s new EV will formally bow at the L.A. Auto Show late this year.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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