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2016 Detroit Auto Show: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt facts and figures

Chevrolet launched a veritable revolution first at the Consumer Electronics Show and now at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it’s teeny Bolt. Fully electric, the Bolt is capable of 320 km of EV range, which doubles most EVs available today.


The GM folks on-had also took NAIAS as the stage to reveal a few other nuggets about the Bolt. The compact electric car gets a single motor (some EVs have both a front and rear unit), for a total of 200 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. Apparently, that’s enough to get the little hatch from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.

The Bolt’s battery is mounted directly into the car’s floor, and it’s composed of approximately 288 modules, measuring 10 centimetres each. It will take 9 hours to fully charge when using a 240V socket, with a 30 minute charge giving about 80 km of travel.

No prices have yet been announced, but we can expect them closer to launch, near the end of 2016. For now, just enjoy a couple of beauty shots of the next big-small thing to come from The General.

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