Let’s get this straight out – this model is fake. It doesn’t exist – except for the imagination of its creator. But that someone went through all the steps needed to create a digital model, even putting a running website full of information about it.
Chevrolet’s Jolt EV is not a real idea, even though someone took the Internet by storm this week by delivering this fake car – based on the rather old Chevrolet Tru 140S concept – and crafting a complete online experience complete with official-inspired information. The idea came from auto industry branding consultant Matt Teske, who believes electric cars represent the future. As such, there would even be a market for a sports car such as the Jolt. His business has to do with delivering such websites all the time, but he commented the Jolt was a free times project made for fun.
By the way, the website is still active and you can have spin there. The short version is the Jolt would be based off the Bolt EV powertrain, but delivering 422 pound-feet of torque, a 60 mph sprint time of just five seconds and a maximum speed of 140 mph. Teske even delivers fake charging data, crediting the EV with a full charge of the battery in nine hours using a 240-volt charger, with the range at “more than 230 miles.” Teske also said he delivered the unreal project to promote variety across the EV market – saying his inspiration also came from the huge impact made by the introduction of the Tesla Model 3, which has already amassed more than 400,000 pre-orders even before people actually saw the car in person.
Via Road & Track