Back in January this year at the North American International Auto Show, Chevrolet announced its new all electric car called the Bolt, the car maker promises that this $30,000 electric car is going to have a 200 mile range. This puts the car up nicely against the Tesla Model 3 which is also shooting for the same range and is expected to hit roads around the same time as the Bolt. Chevrolet has now announced that the Bolt has entered testing.
Chevrolet made this announcement at its Powered by Innovation event in Detroit, the company said that its new electric car is currently in testing. Chevrolet has already promised to produce the Bolt and have it out on roads possibly by 2017.
Bolt’s chief engineer Josh Tavel said that currently some 55 preproduction Bolt cars are driving around with camouflaging to hide their identity, the car is being put through all tests that preproduction cars normally go through.
The car maker has once again reiterated its claim of providing a range of more than 200 miles with the Bolt coupled with support for DC fast charging all in a package that costs around $30,000.
Chevrolet is likely to show off the final production Bolt by next year and start off the production line soon after that, it says that the car will be sold in all 50 states of the U.S. as well as in some international markets.