While you would expect that such an important production model for General Motors to receive a worldwide premiere during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt is actually tipped to make its first production series appearance during CES the same month.
Keen observers have already nailed a definitive conclusion after seeing both the concept model presented in Detroit in January this year and these spy shots of the production series model caught during what it looks like a promotional video shoot: it appears the Chevrolet Volt had a one-night stand with the BMW i3 and the Bolt is the result of the encounter. Never mind these funny comments, here we have the production model spied undisguised ahead of its premiere tipped for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada – held between January 6 and 9. It’s just days ahead of the NAIAS, tipped to deliver the press days on January 11 and 12 next year.
The all electric model, which is a grandchild of the GM EV1 and closely related to the Spark EV and Volt plug in hybrid, is expected to head to the production lines later next year and come up with an all-electric range of 200 miles – all at an affordable price level (for a battery powered car anyways). Following federal incentives, the base price of the model is expected to come in the vicinity of $30,000, according to the US company. Additionally, the leading US automaker has said it plans to deliver the Bolt across all 50 states in America, a difference from the usual practice of only delivering such green vehicles in states that “require” them due to stricter emissions rules.
Via GreenCarReports, Autoblog