The production of the Bolt EV has been recently confirmed by Chevrolet as the model in question will be put together at the Orion Assembly plant, near Detroit.
Originally unveiled during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, the Chevrolet Bolt has been rumored several times to receive a production version and now the carmaker is stepping forward and announcing such a model.
“We’re proud that Chevrolet has decided to produce the Bolt EV here in Michigan at the Orion Assembly facility. Michigan unquestionably remains the global automotive leader. Chevrolet is tapping a skilled workforce that includes some of the most talented and hard-working people in the world for this cutting-edge vehicle. Chevrolet is an important part of our state’s automotive history, and Michigan-made products like the Bolt EV point to a bright future as well”, said Gov. Rick Snyder.
The production version of the Chevrolet Bolt will be providing an estimated range of 200 miles (322 km) and it will be priced from approximately 30,000 USD. In order to be put together, General Motors will be investing 160 million USD in the Orion Assembly plant. Rumor has it that the Chevrolet Bolt will be based on the Gamma small car platform, which will also be used on the next generation of the Sonic (Aveo). The model should begin its production in late 2016 and over the next few years it is believed to give birth to Opel and Vauxhall versions too. More details on it are limited at this time.