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Chevrolet Bolt Specifications

Chevrolet has finally released full details on the Bolt Electric Vehicle, and I wanted to share it with you here even though it’s already being thoroughly discussed on the Chevy Bolt Forum.


Here are the Chevy Bolt Specs:

Single Motor Drive Unit
Like most EVs on the road, the Bolt EV’s drive system uses a single high capacity electric motor to propel the car.  But it’s the smooth, powerful and quiet motor design, gear configuration and shift-by-wire system that separates it from the pack.

60 kWh Battery System
Having more than 1.3 billion miles of EV experience from the Chevrolet Volt helped Bolt EV battery engineers and strategic partner LG Electronics to develop an all-new cell and battery pack to offer more than an estimated 200 miles of range.

Regen System Provides One-Pedal Driving
Regenerative braking has become more than just a tool to boost range, it’s also transformed into a feature that can provide an improved EV driving experience.  The Bolt EV features a new regenerative braking system that has the ability to provide one pedal driving.


Information from GM’s website:

Chevrolet confirms BOLT name will stick to 200 mile EV

According to a recent interview with GM boss of marketing, Chevrolet will stick with the Bolt name for its upcoming 200 mile electric vehicle.

Tim Mahoney, Chevrolet’s marketing boss, said that he approved the Bolt name. “The decision is made. The name won’t be changed.” Mahoney went on to say that synergies between the Volt and Bolt name can actually help marketing as people are already familiar with the Volt and know it is a Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will go on sale sometime in late 2016 or early 2017, and will cost around $30,000 after incentives. Chevy says the Bolt will have an electric range of 200+ miles.

Read the full Chevy Bolt article here

Chevy Bolt Specs (in theory)

When GM debuted the Chevy Bolt Concept EV in Detroit, they also offered some key details. All of this, of course, is media hype and speculation, as Chevrolet hasn’t even approved the vehicle for production yet!

Key Specs

The Chevy Bolt EV will have a starting price of $30,000 after tax incentives. Some thoughts come to mind: The current Nissan Leaf SL is somewhere around $35,000, so this would be $2500 more than that. Not bad, considering more than double the range. However, 2 or more years gives Nissan plenty of time to lower their prices, or to come out with the second gen LEAF that could have just as many miles and even be cheaper, since Nissan has mass-produced EV experience on their side.

Chevrolet electric Bolt’s 200+ mile range. This is the first real look at the second generation of electric vehicles. Currently, all electric vehicles (aside from Tesla, or range extended electric vehicles) have a nominal range of around 100 miles. A range of 200 miles could really entice more gasoline vehicle drivers to make the switch!

Other Specs


  • 3 driving modes – the driving modes in the Bolt will adjust accelerator mapping, vehicle ride height, and even suspension stiffness.
  • Minimal front or rear overhang, meaning the wheels are at the extreme front and rear of the vehicle, the Bolt EV concept makes the most of interior space providing seating for 5 adults.
  • Bolt EV Connect App will allow smartphone to be used as the key fob, allow ride sharing management, including reservations, key sharing, and even payment processing via your phone
  • A 10-inch touch screen that controls the Bolt EV Connect app
  • High-intensity LED headlights and taillamps increase visibility while reducing power consumption
  • Rear fenders vented to improve overall aerodynamics
  • Lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber keep down the curb weight