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    2016 CES: Chevrolet Bolt, Now in Production Form!


    • Meet Chevrolet's Fully-Electric Vehicle


    It was last January at the Detroit Auto Show when GM surprised everyone with the Chevrolet Bolt concept. Here was an electric vehicle that came with a 200 Mile range and would be affordable. Since then, GM has been hard at work getting a production model ready and at the Consumers Electronic Show tonight, the company unveiled the production Bolt.

     

    As we saw in spy shots last month, the production Bolt mostly looks the same as the concept. The front is similar to the Volt with a brushed grille and LED headlights wrapping around the front fenders. Around back, the LED taillights are integrated into the tailgate.

     

    The Bolt's interior features seating for five and a large 10.2-inch screen with the latest version of Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system. Interestingly, the Bolt will come with "Gamification" features that will pit Bolt drivers against each other for green driving awards or rankings as a way to improve efficiency.

     

    Unfortunately, details about the electric powertrain and expected range are still being kept under wraps.

     

    Production of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will begin at the end of 2016 at GM's Lake Orion Assembly.

     

    Source: Chevrolet

     

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    CHEVROLET INTRODUCES 2017 BOLT EV

     

    LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet is introducing the 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show, fulfilling its promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses.

     

    The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.

     

    “It was less than a year ago that we revealed the Bolt EV concept and promised to deliver a long-range electric vehicle attainable by the masses,” GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said. “The Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, all designed to enhance the ownership experience now and into the future.”

     

    Connectivity Simplifies Ownership Experience
    The Bolt EV benefits directly from the suggestions and ideas of Volt owners and features technologies that make owning a long-range electric vehicle easy.

     

    The Bolt EV’s connectivity innovations will provide smart, personalized solutions for managing the driving experience. For example, in the future an accurate driving range projection will be based on the time of day, typography, weather and the owner’s driving habits.

     

    Bluetooth low-energy – designed specifically for the Bolt EV to minimize energy draw – seamlessly connects a smart phone to the car while the owner approaches the vehicle.

     

    Many of the Bolt EV’s driver-focused technologies are supported by OnStar 4G LTE, which turns the Bolt EV into a Wi-Fi hotspot, giving owners easier access to apps and services via a high-speed wireless connection.

     

    Other connectivity and infotainment features include:

    • 10.2’’ MyLink color touch-screen display
      • Customizable, widget-based “flip-board style” operation

      [*]Rear Camera Mirror

      • Rear-facing camera provides a wide-angle view of the environment behind the vehicle.

      [*]Surround Vision

      • Provides a bird’s-eye view of what’s around the Bolt EV for improved safety during low-speed driving and when parking.

      [*]All-New MyChevrolet Mobile App: Combines important owner and vehicle information and functions, such as:

      • Vehicle charge status
      • OnStar Map service
      • Remote start
      • Cabin pre-conditioning
      • Owner’s manual information
      • Dealer service scheduling

      [*]EV Navigation Mapping

      • EV-specific navigation capability that designs routes to maximize range and provide locations of nearby charging station locations if needed.

      [*]Gamification

      • In the future, Bolt EV owners will be able to “compete” by comparing driving styles to determine who is driving most efficiently.



    The Bolt EV will be built at GM’s Orion (Mich.) Assembly facility, near Detroit.

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    Not bad.

     

    The lower bumper is a little over complicated given the rest of the car, but new cars these days always have some quirks.

     

    Now here's the deal.

     

    How will this be received?

     

    I think people looking to buy a Volt will have an even harder decision to make in the coming year. 

     

    However, I will put out there a valid demerit of a quirk of the interior for the same reason people don't like the Toyota Prius's interior. The white porcelain type plastic trim is too unconventional, being space-agey for the sake of being space-agey. At least they use less of it.

     

    The car seems well thought out. Excellent packaging.

     

    But this reveal is but a lip-service.

     

    We won't see driven reviews for the press for a while.

     

    Here's a little nibble I gleaned from the press photos. Look closely and you'll see in the background what must be a hell of a villa on an estate.

     

    Clearly the target buyer can afford any electric vehicle there exists out there.

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    "Gamification" is way too homo.  Bolt looks good.  I agree with Rico on the white interior trim thing.  I wonder if it will be available at any time in the dim, distant future in a color other than silver.  This is begging for a bench seat in front, since it appears there is no mechanical interface with the vehicle located in the console.  Upholstery sew pattern screams it.

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     I wonder if it will be available at any time in the dim, distant future in a color other than silver.

     

    If it comes in the orange that the concept was wearing, I'll be all over it.

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    Its a cute little car.

     

    Hence why its not my cup of tea.

    Its cute

    Its little.

    Not my style.

     

    The Volt is where I am.

    In Quebec, this will sell very well. I predict better sales than Volt. Better than any other EV also.

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    I like the premise, especially if it is $30,000 before tax credits.  The exterior looks funky, but all these electric cars do for some reason.  The interior looks bad, looks cheap.  Which is why I think it needs to be $30k before the credits and not $40k minus tax credits to be around $30k.  For a $40k sticker you can get a BMW i3, which at least says BMW on it.

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    I like the premise, especially if it is $30,000 before tax credits.  The exterior looks funky, but all these electric cars do for some reason.  The interior looks bad, looks cheap.  Which is why I think it needs to be $30k before the credits and not $40k minus tax credits to be around $30k.  For a $40k sticker you can get a BMW i3, which at least says BMW on it.

    So what? That i3 starts at $42K with only 81 miles of range (119 less than the Bolt) and while the interior uses higher quality materials (it better for $10K more and only an 81 mile range), the overall design is a mess. Of course, it matches that horrible exterior though. The Bolt is priced just fien for what it is and what it does BETTER than that overpriced BMW Aztek Electric edition.

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    We should see some reviews on this soon as they had it at CES for driving by the masses. Wife loves the car and the interior is way better than the Mess BMW i3 as is the exterior.

     

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    FYI, If the BMW i3 is such an awesome auto then why has everyone I know including my neighbor who is a BMW snob unload the leased auto less than a year afterwards and go back to a gas powered one. I see so many used now available. This also shows me that people are not afraid to change from petro to electric if it gives them their freedom and no range anxiety.

     

    My gut tells me that the weird interior on the i3 and the piss poor range is causing people to dump them fast. My neighbor who drives 50 miles round trip to work each day said it would have been fine but if he worked closer to home and could still run errands and get what he wanted done during the day but the auto delivers less mpc or miles per charge than advertised and the interior was not at all user friendly.

     

    End result, if the auto truly gave a 200 mile range like a bolt he would have kept it but he needed the ability to drive more than the auto gives. Same issue with the Nissan Leaf and 500EV or spark EV. These 80 mile range auto's do not fit into today's society unless you only drive a very short distance or live in the city. Suburban drivers need a much bigger range.

     

    Bolt I suspect will easily sell everyone they build in 2017.

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    There was some talk of this and CES and the gameification angle on a daily tech news podcast I listen to. The hosts consistently called it the 'Volt'.

    Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar
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    There was some talk of this and CES and the gameification angle on a daily tech news podcast I listen to. The hosts consistently called it the 'Volt'.

     

    I can't blame then since V and B sound similar.

     

    I like the premise, especially if it is $30,000 before tax credits.  The exterior looks funky, but all these electric cars do for some reason.  The interior looks bad, looks cheap.  Which is why I think it needs to be $30k before the credits and not $40k minus tax credits to be around $30k.  For a $40k sticker you can get a BMW i3, which at least says BMW on it.

     

    Well it looks like the Bolt will cost $37,500 without any tax credits. The magical $30,000 is when you add in the $7,500 tax credit. From Chevrolet's site:

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    Looks so much better than that froggish Nissan Leaf. Great job GM... and like the 2016 Volt owners getting minimum 15% more in EV driving (from my readings)... I could easily see reports of this coming in at 230... 

     

     

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    So Chevy has updated their BOLT web site and it now seems that in average temp climates we should expect well over 200 MPC or Mile Per Charge.

     

    With a 9hr charge time to full battery and the stated 25 miles per hr charged, that equals 225 miles on a battery pack. 80% charged if you use a rapid DC Fast charger in less than an hr.

     

    Be interesting to see what the EPA ends up rating this at.

     

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    $37,500 before the incentives is a bit steep.  You could get a Leaf or Focus electric for less money, although you won't have as much range.  If you want to sell electric cars, they have to be price comparable to gas powered car.  There are a lot of good cars for mid $30s money.  But perhaps these manufacturers don't really want to sell electric cars.

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    It's priced correctly, and I think it will make a great example of a product done right.

     

    But I think it's going to be so compelling that it'll take sales from the Volt as well. Well I guess they share common enough architectures, and anyhoo a sale to GM is lost on anyone else.

     

    Well, another 12 months since it goes on sale. Plenty of time for other electric car debuts.

     

    But another generation of this thing and the Volt will be obsolete. 

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    $37,500 before the incentives is a bit steep.  You could get a Leaf or Focus electric for less money, although you won't have as much range.  If you want to sell electric cars, they have to be price comparable to gas powered car.  There are a lot of good cars for mid $30s money.  But perhaps these manufacturers don't really want to sell electric cars.

    Again there is nothing wrong with the price and if you are griping about its price then you should gripe even more at the pricier, with far less range, i3.

    Let's see. Has the same range as $100K Tesla yet is only $37k. Yeah, real overpriced there.

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    But remember, it's the lease deals that true scrooge's wait for.

     

    I can only imagine how a lease for a car like this might just pay for itself if driven an X number of miles per month.

     

    But it'll involve a lot of steadfast planning and definitely the investment with a home charging station up front.

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    $37,500 before the incentives is a bit steep.  You could get a Leaf or Focus electric for less money, although you won't have as much range.  If you want to sell electric cars, they have to be price comparable to gas powered car.  There are a lot of good cars for mid $30s money.  But perhaps these manufacturers don't really want to sell electric cars.

    Again there is nothing wrong with the price and if you are griping about its price then you should gripe even more at the pricier, with far less range, i3.

    Let's see. Has the same range as $100K Tesla yet is only $37k. Yeah, real overpriced there.

     

    Comparing this to an i3 is also like comparing a Sonic to a 3-series.  One is a BMW, one is a Chevy.  

     

    The Tesla has slightly better range, but the Model S is also faster than a Corvette Z06.  I don't believe the Bolt will do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.  The Bolt is similar in interior, size, performance, etc to a Sonic, but it is double the price.  That is a big premium for electric.

     

    This is another problem with electric cars in general.  You pay more for range.  That is like paying an extra $5,000 for a Chevy Cruze with a 23 gallon tank vs the standard car's 14 gallon tank so you get more range.  No other car is sold on the basis of range.  And that isn't just an attack on the Bolt it is on all electric cars.

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    $37,500 before the incentives is a bit steep. You could get a Leaf or Focus electric for less money, although you won't have as much range. If you want to sell electric cars, they have to be price comparable to gas powered car. There are a lot of good cars for mid $30s money. But perhaps these manufacturers don't really want to sell electric cars.

    Again there is nothing wrong with the price and if you are griping about its price then you should gripe even more at the pricier, with far less range, i3.

    Let's see. Has the same range as $100K Tesla yet is only $37k. Yeah, real overpriced there.

    Comparing this to an i3 is also like comparing a Sonic to a 3-series. One is a BMW, one is a Chevy.

    The Tesla has slightly better range, but the Model S is also faster than a Corvette Z06. I don't believe the Bolt will do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. The Bolt is similar in interior, size, performance, etc to a Sonic, but it is double the price. That is a big premium for electric.

    This is another problem with electric cars in general. You pay more for range. That is like paying an extra $5,000 for a Chevy Cruze with a 23 gallon tank vs the standard car's 14 gallon tank so you get more range. No other car is sold on the basis of range. And that isn't just an attack on the Bolt it is on all electric cars.

    Only in your head. Like I said yesterday, the ONLY thing better on the i3 is the material quality of the interior. Everything else, it trails in, from the ugly outside to the pitiful range. Now using your logic about gussied up Chevys, why would anyone pay more than $40K outside of being able to say they have an ugly electric Beemer? After all, it is offering the criticism towards all electric cars. Edited by surreal1272
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    Btw SMK, my mentioning the Tesla was to point out the similar range for far less money. In no way am I trying to compare it in any other way. Point is that there is value in it whether you want to accept it or not. Remember, this is still fairly new tech so I find your "criticisms" a bit short sighted here.

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    One day the electric car will replace the gasoline powered car.  But that day isn't today, or any day in 2017.

     

    I feel like this is an ELR repeat.  If they priced it at $30k before the tax credits it would be a winner, but at $37,500 they over shot the market.  Just like if the ELR was $55k and not $75k it might have sold.  

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    One day the electric car will replace the gasoline powered car.  But that day isn't today, or any day in 2017.

     

    I feel like this is an ELR repeat.  If they priced it at $30k before the tax credits it would be a winner, but at $37,500 they over shot the market.  Just like if the ELR was $55k and not $75k it might have sold.  

     

    -1, I totally disagree with you. This is priced at the sweet spot and beats Tesla model 3 vaporwear. It is superior in every way over the BMW i3. This will force all the others to lower their prices even. The car is what most people want, Good for you, everyone around you and the planet.

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    One day the electric car will replace the gasoline powered car.  But that day isn't today, or any day in 2017.

     

    I feel like this is an ELR repeat.  If they priced it at $30k before the tax credits it would be a winner, but at $37,500 they over shot the market.  Just like if the ELR was $55k and not $75k it might have sold.  

    It's called investing in the future. Mercedes should try it sometime. Of course, the problem with the tech is that you don't see Mercedes offering and electric car. Then, I'm sure you would be offering a different opinion than "But that day ins't today, or any day in 2017".

     

     

    As far as the ELR remake goes, that's not even close to an apples to apples comparison.

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    One day the electric car will replace the gasoline powered car.  But that day isn't today, or any day in 2017.

     

    I feel like this is an ELR repeat.  If they priced it at $30k before the tax credits it would be a winner, but at $37,500 they over shot the market.  Just like if the ELR was $55k and not $75k it might have sold.

    It's called investing in the future. Mercedes should try it sometime. Of course, the problem with the tech is that you don't see Mercedes offering and electric car. Then, I'm sure you would be offering a different opinion than "But that day ins't today, or any day in 2017".

     

     

    As far as the ELR remake goes, that's not even close to an apples to apples comparison.

    That should read "remark" not remake. Thanks again autocorrect.

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    • By William Maley
      Previous Page Next Page We weren't expecting this, but Chevrolet has revealed the all-new 2018 Equinox tonight in Chicago. 
      The exterior borrows heavily from the Cruze and Malibu designs. Up front is a revised grille (similar to the one seen on the Cruze) with new headlights and LED daytime running lights. Around the side is a character line that swoops down and 'Equinox' name on the front doors. The back features a restyled tailgate, blacked-out pillars to give the impression of wrap-around glass, and horizontal taillights. The interior matches up with newer Chevrolet models with a floating screen (either seven or eight-inches) and either cloth or leather covering bits of the dash. One key item Chevrolet is quick to point is the dashboard is lower to provide better visibility.
      There will be three turbocharged four-cylinders on offer; a 1.5L, 2.0L, and a 1.6L diesel. The 2.0L turbo will come paired with GM's new nine-speed automatic. We're guessing the 1.5 and 1.6 will get a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive will come standard and an all-wheel drive system with a disconnecting rear axle when not in use will be optional. One item we're glad to see is Chevrolet dropping 400 pounds out of the Equinox.
      On the safety front, the Equinox will feature the options of surround-view camera system, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Two new features will be Teen Driver (can set limits on speed and volume for your young driver) and Rear Seat Reminder (reminds you to check the back seat to prevent kids from overheating on a hot day).
      No word on pricing, but Chevrolet says the 2018 Equinox will arrive at dealers in the first quarter of 2017.
      Source: Chevrolet
      Press Release is on Page 2
      CHEVROLET INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 2018 EQUINOX
      The perfect balance of design and technology DETROIT — Call it the right balance. On the autumnal equinox today, Chevrolet introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox, a fresh and modern SUV sized and designed to meet the needs of the compact SUV customer.
      “We’ve got the strongest truck business in the industry and we’ve reinvigorated our car lineup with Volt, Cruze and Malibu,” said Alan Batey, Global Chevrolet president. “We’re applying the same customer focus to grow our crossover/SUV business — starting with the Chevrolet Equinox.”
      Today’s compact SUV customers want a vehicle that meets all of their needs, from design, connectivity and safety perspectives. The Equinox delivers on all fronts, starting with its fresh new design and all-new propulsion systems.
      Fresh, new design
      The new Equinox’s expressive exterior has a lean, muscular skin echoing the global Chevrolet design cues and sculpted shapes seen in the Volt, Malibu and Cruze. Extensive aero development in the wind tunnel influenced the sleek shape.
      It is a richer, more detailed design featuring chrome trim on all models and Malibu-inspired styling. Projector-beam headlamps are standard, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, horizontal taillamps emphasize the Equinox’s wide stance, while uplevel models feature LED taillamps. 
      “Customers who previewed the vehicle early on had a strong emotional response to the sleek and sophisticated exterior design,” said John Cafaro, executive director, GM Design. “Those same themes are carried through to the interior, making the space beautifully intuitive.”
      The interior takes advantage of the Equinox’s all-new architecture to offer a down-and-away instrument panel, while a low windshield base provides a commanding outward view. New elements such as available denim-style seat fabric blend high style with high durability, while a new “kneeling” rear seat enhances functionality. With it, the bottom cushions tilt forward when the split-folding seatbacks are lowered, allowing a flat floor for easier loading.
      Connectivity
      The 2018 Equinox offers purposeful technology that helps keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected.
      Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies are front and center, including 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, as well as a compatible smartphone.)
      Safety
      The Equinox offers a comprehensive suite of available active safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features that provide ease of use and peace of mind on the road.
      Teen Driver is also offered, allowing parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card in order to encourage safer driving habits, even when they are not in the vehicle.  
      Available advanced active safety features to enhance driver awareness on the road include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to avoid them, including:
      New Safety Alert Seat New Surround Vision New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning New Rear Seat Reminder Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert  Rear Cross Traffic Alert Turbocharged engines and more 
      A range of three turbocharged engines — including the compact SUV segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America — provides customers more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.
      They include a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo — matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission — and a 1.6L turbo-diesel.
      “With three choices, customers can select an engine that offers more of the attributes that are important to them: efficiency, performance and capability,” said Dan Nicholson, vice president, Global Propulsion Systems. “The advantage for each is the power of a larger engine and the efficiency of a smaller engine.”
      The new Equinox is the first Chevrolet model in North America to use an all-turbocharged, multi-engine powertrain lineup. That includes the expected segment-exclusive 1.6L turbo-diesel that will offer customers excellent efficiency and capability.
      “It is an all-new SUV from the ground up and one that takes on the industry’s biggest competitors with a stronger architecture, greater efficiency and more technology,” said Rick Spina, executive chief engineer. “And it looks great doing it.”
      Additional vehicle highlights:
      Approximately 400 pounds (180 kg) lighter than the current model — a 10 percent weight reduction Switchable AWD system that enhances efficiency by disconnecting from the rear axle when not needed  Unique kneeling rear seat that enables a flat rear load floor and up to 63.5 cubic feet (1,798 liters) of maximum cargo space Equinox sales have reached more than 2 million since its launch and it is Chevrolet’s second-best retail selling vehicle, after the Silverado.
      The 2018 Equinox goes on sale in the first quarter of 2017 in North America. It rolls out to approximately 115 additional global markets later in the year.
      2018 CHEVROLET EQUINOX PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS 
      (NORTH AMERICA)
      Overview

      Models: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
      Body style / driveline:
      five-passenger, four-door SUV, front-engine, front- or all-wheel drive
      EPA vehicle class:
      compact SUV
      Powertrains

      Engine / Type: 1.5L turbo DOHC DI
      2.0L turbo DOHC DI
      1.6L turbo-diesel
      Block material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Cylinder head material:
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      cast aluminum
      Fuel delivery:
      direct injection
      direct injection
      direct injection
      Horsepower (hp / kW):
      170 / 127 (GM-estimated)
      252 / 188 (GM-estimated)
      136 / 101 (GM-estimated)
      Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):
      203 / 275 (GM-estimated)
      260 / 353 (GM-estimated)
      236 / 320 (GM-estimated)
      GM-est. fuel economy:
      31 hwy
      28 hwy
      40 hwy
      Transmission:
      Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed automatic
      Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic
      Chassis / Suspension

      Suspension (front): MacPherson strut with side-loaded modules, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar
      Suspension (rear): 
      4 Link Independent Rear Suspension
      Steering type:
      Dual Rack and Pinion Electric Power Steering
      Turning circle (ft / m):
      37.4 / 11.4 (17-inch wheels)
      Brakes & Wheels

      Brake type: four-wheel disc with ABS and ESC; Duralife rotors and low-drag calipers (US)
      Wheel size and type:
      17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminum
      Exterior Dimensions

      Wheelbase (in / mm): 107.3 / 2725
      Overall length (in / mm):
      183.1 / 4652
      Overall width (in / mm):
      72.6 / 1843
      Overall height (in / mm):
      65.4 / 1661
      Track (in / mm):
      front: 62.2 / 1580
      rear: 62.2 / 1581
      Interior Dimensions

      Seating capacity: 2 / 3
      Headroom (in / mm):
      Front - 40.0/1015 (w/o SR), 38.2/970 (w/ Sunroof)
      Rear - 38.5/977 (w/o SR), 36.9/936 (w/ Sunroof)
      Legroom (in / mm):
      40.9 / 1040 (front)
      39.7 / 1008 (rear)
      Shoulder room (in / mm):
      57.2 / 1452 (front)
      55.5 / 1410 (rear)
      Hip room (in / mm):
      54.2 / 1377 (front)
      51.7 / 1314 (rear)
      Weights & Capacities

      Base curb weight (lb / kg): 3327 / 1509 (1.5L w/ FWD)
      Fuel capacity (gal / L):
      14.7 / 55 (FWD)
      TBD (AWD)
      15.5 / 58 (1.6L diesel)
      Max cargo room (cu ft / L):
      29.9 / 846 (behind rear seat)
      63.5 / 1798 (rear seat folded)
      Max trailering (lb / kg):
      3500 / 1585 (2.0L turbo)
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    • By dfelt
      Gizmodo reports Tesla is being sued by 127 people in Norway cause Insane mode is not insane enough.
      http://gizmodo.com/telsa-sued-because-insane-mode-not-insane-enough-1786893579
      Pretty interesting reading, clearly buying the P85D with insane mode is understandably not as insane as a P90D or P100D. Guess these people have more money than brains.
       
    • By William Maley
      When Chevrolet announced the 2017 Bolt's range last week, they hinted that the model would have a price tag of under $37,500 and would qualify for the maximum $7,500 tax credit. Today, Chevrolet announced the starting price for the Bolt will be $37,495 when it arrives at dealers later this year. The company is quick to point out that the price drops to $29,995 once you add in the $7,500 federal tax credit. But we need to stress that this tax credit cannot be used during the purchase of the Bolt, so you're still paying the $37,495.

      The base Bolt LT will come equipped with a regen-on-demand steering wheel paddle, 10.2-inch touchscreen, backup camera, and more. Premier models feature leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, surround view camera, and the rear camera mirror. Chevrolet hasn't announced pricing for Premier at this time.
      Source: Chevrolet
      Press Release is on Page 2


      DETROIT – The Chevrolet Bolt EV set the range benchmark for an affordable EV capable of going the distance by offering an EPA-rated 238 miles on a full charge. Now, Chevrolet is keeping its promise to offer the Bolt EV at an affordable price by confirming a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995.
      “Value is a hallmark for Chevrolet and the pricing of the Bolt EV proves we’re serious about delivering the first affordable EV with plenty of range for our customers,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and leader of Global Chevrolet. “We have kept our promise yet again, first on range and now on price.”
      Bolt EV buyers will find range, cargo space, technology and safety features standard in a great vehicle with crossover proportions. The thrill of driving an EV, along with the sales and service support of a nationwide network of Bolt EV certified Chevrolet dealers, makes the Bolt EV a smart buy for any customer.
      The well-equipped LT trim starts at $37,495 and comes with standard features that include, among others, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle, rear vision camera, 10.2-inch diagonal color touch screen and MICHELIN™ Self-sealing tires (in certain circumstances). The top trim Premier includes all LT equipment plus additional standard features such as leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera and rear camera mirror. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. The Bolt EV will be available at select dealerships in late 2016.

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