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2018 Chevrolet Bolt Review, Price and Specs

Chevrolet uses the words passion and persistence to describe its latest 2018 Chevrolet Bolt. The model by General motors was unveiled during the 2015 Detroit Auto show and it was fondly referred to as the future car. This car will only utilize the lithium battery as it lacks the gasoline tank. It proposes to have a connect app that connects the car to the owner’s smart phone to enable the vehicle park itself and even get itself to the owner’s location.  It faces stiff competition from the BMW i3s, Next-gen Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla Model 3 led in the electric car category sales in the year 2015.

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Interior and Exterior Specs

The exterior of the new 2018 Chevrolet Bolt is as follows: it has five doors with a hatchback body which is very close in appearance to the BMW i3. It is made of lightweight aluminum to give it more efficiency. The body is well sculptured with a strong wheel base giving it stability on the road. Furthermore, the underbelly is closed as no air circulation is required by the battery driven engine. This streamlines the flow of air improving the car’s aerodynamics.

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On the interior, this electric car utilizes space quite well though small on the outside. It gives adequate leg, shoulder and headroom as well as cargo space. It sits five making it ideal for a family. The driver gets a sliding arm rest as well as cup holders that are generously sized. The new Chevrolet Bolt also comes with wireless charging. The back seats fold easily creating more cargo space which is also enhanced by the hidden storage compartment in the cargo area.

Engine, Performance and Mileage

This Chevrolet Bolt 2018 promises to give a range of more than 200 miles for every charge. The lithium-ion battery pack used in the 2018 model is much larger than that of the previous model hence the extra range. The horsepower stands at 200-hp giving it a 0 to 60 time of less than seven seconds. It charges quickly, acquiring up to 90 miles range in only 30 minutes.

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Specifications:

Manufacturer name: Chevrolet

Model name: Bolt

Year of release: 2017

Engine: Lithium-ion battery

Horsepower @ RPM: 200 hp

Displacement: 266 lb ft torque

0-60 time:  less than 7 seconds

Top speed: 145km/h

Price and release date

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt is set to be released towards the end of 2016 though it was first unveiled in January 2015 during the 2015 Detroit Auto show. It will begin retailing at $37,500 US dollars though the price could be discounted to up to $30,000 US dollars.

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Summary

Electric cars are believed to be the future of motor industry.  Chevrolet’s strategy is to make the new 2018 Bolt the most affordable in the EV market and hopefully become the car of choice for most consumers. The new Bolt is aesthetically appealing and is expected to give consumer satisfaction in that front and the performance is expected to be equally satisfactory in the real world. It has made it’s mark among many other strong cars in the market with it’s high quality and features.

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Chevrolet Bolt Concept : video

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