It was only earlier this year that Chevrolet confirmed that its 200 mile range all electric car called the Bolt had entered testing. The company did release images that show what this car is going to look like but it has now been formally confirmed that the Chevrolet Bolt’s production version will be properly unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2016 which takes place in January 2016.
The confirmation came from GM executive vice president Mark Reuss at the LA Auto Show today, he said that the production version of Chevrolet Bolt will be unveiled at CES 2016. GM did say previously that it will launch the Bolt in 2016 though so far a release timeframe has not been provided.
Chevrolet has promised time and again that this vehicle will provide a 200 mile range and have support for DC fast charging all while keeping the price tag around $30,000. This means that the Bolt is going to be an electric car for the masses, since most all electric cars tend to cost much more than that right now.
It certainly won’t be the only electric car for the masses next year, Tesla’s Model 3 is also on track for a March 2016 unveil, though it’s unclear when that car will actually hit the streets. Elon Musk has said that the Bolt won’t undercut the Model 3 on price and that his company’s car will be cheaper.
That remains to be seen, what I’m most interested in is seeing what the Model 3 looks like, because Tesla hasn’t shown it off and word on the street is that since it’s going to be super aerodynamic it won’t really look like a conventional car. One thing is for sure though, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for all electric cars.