Chevrolet is bringing Bolt to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which will be held in January next year. Bolt is a long-range electric car model from Chevrolet, General Motor which believed to be on par with Tesla Model 3. Bolt offers a 200-mile range and cost about $37,500 before tax credits. Tesla Model 3 will also offer 200-mile range and the starting price is around $35,000.
It seems that Chevrolet Bolt will be released earlier than Tesla Model 3. Tesla Model 3 will be released next spring.
Apparently Bolt is the product from the facility that General Motor has invested for about $200-million to do research and development on long-range EV car models. The facility was announced in February this year. In automotive terms, it is considered as a very short turnaround time.
Bolt will also be offering 3 driving modes for daily commuting, spirited weekend cruising and uncompromising electric driving. Depending on the driving mode, the system will adjust its accelerator mapping, vehicle ride height and even suspension stiffness. On top of that, it also will feature Bolt EV Connect App which will allow smartphone to be used as key fob, ride sharing management including reservations, key sharing and even payment processing via smartphone.