The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is already taking on production form.
After a surprise debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet has moved quickly to transform its Bolt from concept to reality. Spy photographers have caught the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt in its early testing stages, riding on the American automaker’s Global Gamma chassis. Currently General Motors is staying tight lipped on what batteries the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will use, but it has been reported that Chevy will turn to layered lithium units from LG Chem.
The new all-electric Chevrolet Bolt is expected to have a 200-mile driving range and will be built at GM’s Lake Orion assembly plant in the fourth quarter of next year. Recently, the company has been running into issues with the Bolt trademark nameplate but recent reports say that Yamaha has agreed to allow Chevrolet to use the name.
When the Bolt concept debuted earlier this year in Detroit, GM CEO Mary Barra called it a “game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity.”
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