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Only a couple of days after first reporting about Chevrolet showing off the Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the automaker has revealed it for all to see.

The Bolt is GM's attempt at building an electric car with a 200 Mile range for the price of around $30,000. Styling is a mixture of Spark and the BMW i3 with a large area of glass, and a high beltline. The Bolt's body features barely any front or rear overhang which in turn helps out in interior space. Materials such as aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber help keep weight down and improve range. Inside is very spacious with a light color theme which only adds to that feeling. The dashboard has a flowing look and comes with a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen.

Unfortunately, GM hasn't released details about the Bolt's electric powertrain or how long it takes for to charge on either 120V or 240V.

“The Bolt EV concept is a game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity. Chevrolet believes electrification is a pillar of future transportation and needs to be affordable for a wider segment of customers,” said General Motors CEO Mary Barra.

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Ineresting design, I like the openness of the interior with the sky roof. I wonder if it will be able to accept a DC Quick Charge so you can get 80% in 30 min or less?

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Thanks Drew, this is SOOOOOO MUCHHHHHHHH better looking than the BMW I3 or what ever BMW is calling their electric auto.

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I'm sort of let down by the design. I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting, but it wasn't that. It looks okay for a little city runabout, I suppose... Just not really what I envisioned as $30k car. This seems a little downmarket. Also, I'm pretty sure I've seen a design that's pretty similar to this. I can't quite put my finger on where or what, but it feels very familiar. 

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This should play well in the EV market. It is practical  and yet does not look like a slave to Aero drag.

 

IF they can keep the price at $30k and not balloon to $40k wit normal options it should play well in CA and coastal states.

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It looked pretty neat rolling out onto the stage with Mary extolling its virtues.

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Quirky. More interesting than the new Volt. The D-pillar is kind of similar to the first generation Mercedes A-class.

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I reckon it is a good concept, that the company is doing in building a electric car which may be good for car buyers and may be a future of driving cars and save money in fuel ad running costs. I think all we would have ,to do is charge the battery and it is good to go and would need to be tested on how far it can go and is it good for the city area and what flaws are in the system. I think the cost is alright, could go down and would have to know the running costs and how long a battery lasts before buying this sort of car.

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I like it. I find these cars with almost the entire roof letting the light in to be really attractive for some reason. It looks a little chunky maybe but it'd do its job just fine as a city driving car. If they'd sell them for a reasonable car they'd have quite a bit of success i reckon.

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