Chevrolet Bolt confirmed for production - IAB Report

12/02/2015 - 22:51 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Will be made at the Orion assembly plant near Detroit.

General Motors today confirmed that it will produce the pure-electric Chevrolet Bolt which was presented as a concept at the Detroit Auto Show last month.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept displayed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The automaker did not say when production commences, but confirmed that the light hatchback will offer a range of 320+ kilometers on a single charge and will be retailed in all 50 states in the USA with a target price of roughly $30,000 (INR 18.61 lakhs).

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept rear three quarters zoom in at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The company added that the Bolt would come with selectable driving modes, such as daily commuting, and will be designed to support DC fast charging.

The car will be manufactured at the Orion assembly plant near Detroit which will absorb $160 million (INR 993.52 crores) for tooling and equipment, and the nearby Pontiac Metal Center receiving an additional $40 million (INR 248.3 crores) for new dies.

Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept dashboard at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Alan Batey, GM North America President, said -

The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and unequivocal: Build it. We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles.

Press release attached below the gallery.

Chevrolet Bolt EV production - Press Release

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