2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Top Speed, Charging, Battery Size, 0-60 Revealed!

In reality, fuel emission standards are based on an average of all the vehicles which are made by a given manufacturer. Therefore, the lower emission of electric, hybrid-electric and small engine cars in a regulatory sense end up subsidizing the production of higher emission trucks as well as SUVs.

Meanwhile, GM wants the Chevy Bolt to be more than just a compliance vehicle. Bolt will have the longest range per charge of any electric car besides the six-figure luxury Tesla Model S sedan and Model X utility vehicle when it goes on sale this year. After a $7500 rebate by the government, the Bolt will have a $30,000 price tag.

The US State incentives will bring the price down further, depending on where the buyer lives. “Being the leader in range and affordability means nothing if the car isn’t going to excite you each time you get behind the wheel,” said Josh Tavel. “That’s why the team was tasked with delivering a propulsion system that would also make the Bolt EV an electric vehicle that owners would love to drive.”

The Chevrolet Bolt will have the advantage of electric torque and moreover, GM expects the production version to push out more than 200 Horsepower. Instant full torque is produced by electric motors while the speed needs to be revved up in gasoline motors. Therefore, the Bolt will definitely outmatch the gas-powered econoboxes.

Stay tuned for more updates on 2017 Chevrolet Bolt!