Chevy Bolt Takes Aim At Tesla With Up To 200 Miles Per Charge, Cost In Low $30Ks

2015-culture-bev-b3-980x437While the world still waits for the Tesla Model 3, an electric car that will get upwards of 200 miles per charge and cost around $35,000, General Motors today revealed a prototype for its Chevy Bolt, which aims to match that upcoming Tesla in both mileage and cost.

The Bolt was unveiled this morning at the Detroit auto show, where GM CEO Mary Barra described it as “truly an EV for everyone.”

But while Chevy is showing off the prototype, it will still be a bit of time before interested consumers can buy one. Like the Tesla Model 3, a mass-produced version of the Bolt won’t be hitting the roads until model year 2017.

“Being first is not the most important thing,” GM Exec. VP Mark Reuss tells the L.A. Times. “Being best is.”

Interestingly, Chevy chose to go with orange for its prototype color for the Bolt, but presumably it will be available in other hues. Otherwise, what’s known about the car is that it’s a hatchback with seating for five. It also has a full-length glass roof.


Chevy says Bolt drivers will be able to exit the vehicle then tell it to park itself. What’s more, when they’re done shopping, drivers can supposedly summon the Bolt to their position. However, the car company acknowledges this functionality may not be available in all areas, so don’t count on having this automated valet service in the car until the Bolt actually goes on sale.

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