Chevrolet Bolt unveiled at CES today, details leaked ahead of schedule, videos of test drives etc

Today, January 6th, is the day that GM set to unveil the Chevrolet Bolt EV in production form at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Yesterday, GM confirmed that the 200-mile 2016 Chevrolet Bolt EV would be available in ‘late 2016’. In an email sent out by GM yesterday to those that had expressed interest in the Bolt EV, there was a line attached that said “The all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available late 2016.”

Then, late┬álast night, ahead of today’s reveal, CNET posted a video on YouTube of their test drive of the Bolt, and then quickly took it down, and then re-posted it this morning.

Next, details about the Bolt were leaked out ahead of today’s reveal at 1pm PST/4pm EST.Seems like everyone is so excited they can’t keep from posting every detail they know! Or perhaps GM wasn’t specific enough in saying they needed to wait until January 6th to post (is that EST/PST, or at the international date line?)!

Here are the details that will be officially revealed later today (from Chevy Bolt Forum):

9 hours to fully recharge on Level 2 (likely 6.6 kW or higher)

  • EPA-estimated range of 200 miles or more
  • Available in late 2016
  • Expected output of ~150 HP
  • ~ 300 pound-feet of torque
  • 0 to 60 MPH in ~ 7 seconds
  • Top speed of more than 90 MPH
  • DC fast charger will recharge car from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes (more than 50 kW?)
  • Price still claimed to be less than $30,000 after the $7,500 tax credit
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen
  • Exterior structure is made of aluminium, carbon fiber and mineral magnesium
  • Battery tucked under floor
  • Seating for 5
  • 4 USB ports, as well as the 4G LTE

4 thoughts on “Chevrolet Bolt unveiled at CES today, details leaked ahead of schedule, videos of test drives etc

    1. adminsecret Post author

      No mention of AWD, so I would assume no. However, after the keynote speech (happening right now) we might know more!

    1. adminsecret Post author

      GM says it can charge to 80% in about an hour – current quick chargers are 50kW, so if the battery pack is 60kWh or larger, it will take an hour to ‘quick charge’. Once DCQC increases to 100kW or more then we’d be talking!


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