GM is “charging” back into the electric car market, this time in the form of the Chevrolet Bolt – a small hatchback style 4 door with some really slick looks. Tesla has been the most talked about electric car maker over the past few years giving the big boys some time to make a new game plan. Chevrolet is promising more than 200 miles on a charge with the Bolt and is pricing it close to Tesla’s planned Model 3 at $30,000.
The Bolt also supports DC fast charging but Chevy did not disclose how long the car would take to charge from zero. The Bolt is centered around technology with the ability to use your smartphone as the key to the vehicle. A large 10″ touchscreen is on the dashboard and the Bolt also features a self-parking ability. No release date for the Bolt was announced but one has to wonder if this is Chevy’s attempt to take some wind out of Tesla’s sails. With two all electric cars priced at $30,000 coming soon, it’s likely that we’ll see some of the other automakers start playing with the idea. Even with gas prices as low as they’ve been in years, the idea of an electric car is still a viable and necessary one.
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