Our everyday appliances are power hungry. A report by BBC reveals that the world will run out of oil in almost 50 years. Statistics also reveal that the major proportion of air pollution caused by toxic emissions from vehicles is one of the main causes of global warming. Vehicle manufacturers have always been trying to discover new technology trends to overcome these issues. The use of electrical energy is trending nowadays as it is safe and environment friendly. Chevrolet has recently unveiled its electrical vehicle, an innovative way of moving on roads.
Bolt 2017 is an electrically driven five-door hatch that boasts 200 miles from a single charge. Bolt was just a concept till last year that was revealed at the Detroit Auto show but one month earlier, the car got the green signal for production. The production process will start later this year at the GM’s Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. The concept shows this car to be an attractive one. Pam Fletcher, Chevrolet’s chief engineer for EVs, described this vehicle as a crossover between contemporary technology and traditional vehicles. It is a five-door car with plenty of space at back and a wide trunk. The engine comprises of a single electric motor mounted on the front that drives the front wheels of the car.
The interior of the car is furnished with LCD screens and all the buttons are hidden under the laminated covering. The seats are positioned a little bit higher as compared to the previous models but it provides great visibility of the road. You may not easily judge the dimensions of the vehicle but it’s easy to maneuver when you are at the crossroads.
The Present For GM
Right now, the GM hasn’t uttered a word regarding the car specs, battery features etc. But one can assume the specs of the car based on another battery operated vehicle Tesla Model S, which can boast 240 miles. So analysts think of Bolt as 60 kWh car with a recharging time of about 3 hours. There is also no statement regarding the release of this EV model but he said that it would be a 2017 model, so it would be released later this year.
What GM has highlighted is the technology trends that will be adopted in the car. This car is packed with high tech features, covering the safety gadgets, from the blind spot warning to parking and lane-keeping support. Right now, two figures are attractive, 200 and 30,000. The first number indicates the mileage of the car in a full recharge while the latter one indicates the price. It is quite economical as compared to Tesla’s $70,000 model, that’s the cheapest one.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ms. Barra highlighted that the Chevrolet Bolt EV would be the first electrically driven vehicle that will achieve the status of high mileage with less cost. Chevrolet has focused more on mileage than pricing so as to show a downside to the Tesla car. This car will go under production later this year and it would be a rival car to the Tesla S model. So it’s more important that this car hits more than 200 miles per charge. You should just play with your VirZoom while it charges!