The 2016 Chevy Bolt / Chevrolet Bolt EV, is an anticipated all-electric crossover of the Chevy Volt 2016 with an all-electric range of 200 mi (320 km), developed by General Motors and unveiled in concept form at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. GM expects the Chevy Bolt to deliver an all-electric range of 200 mi (320 km), sharing its lithium-ion battery technology with the upcoming second generation Chevy Volt 2016. SUBSCRIBE #CARJAMTV
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The Chevrolet Bolt, also known as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, is an anticipated all-electric crossover developed by General Motors and unveiled in concept form at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. GM expects the Bolt to deliver an all-electric range of 200 mi (320 km), sharing its lithium-ion battery technology with the upcoming second generation Chevrolet Volt.
The vehicle, although a date has yet to be set, will become part of the Chevrolet lineup as an entry in the 2017 model year. On February 12th, 2015, at a special Chicago Auto Show kickoff breakfast, Alan Batey, head of General Motors North America, announced that the Bolt EV is headed for production, and will be available in all 50 states. Suppliers have indicated the Bolt will enter production in 2016 at GM’s Orion Assembly plant.
Chevrolet has acknowledged that there is confusion about having two vehicles with a similar sounding name (Bolt and Volt), it is expected to be renamed before it goes into production in 2017 (with a estimated MSRP of $30,000 USD). It is hinted that it could also be the replacement for the Chevrolet Spark EV.
Chevrolet Spark EV – The Spark EV was released in the U.S. in selected markets in California and Oregon in June 2013. GM also plans to sell the Spark EV in limited quantities in Canada, South Korea and select European markets.
Fiat 500e – Deliveries began in California in July 2013.
Ford Focus Electric – U.S. Deliveries for fleet customers began in December 2011 and to retail customers in May 2012.
Honda Fit EV – Production will be limited to only 1,100 units over the first three years. Deliveries to retail customers in the U.S. began in July 2012 and availability is limited to California and Oregon.
JAC J3 EV – Available only in China.
Kandi Technologies KD5011 – Pure EV, currently in production and sales in China. Nine other EV models by the manufacturer approved for sale in China.
Kia Soul EV introduced in the United States in 2014.
Mitsubishi i MiEV, launch in 2009, is available Asia, Europe and the Americas, lithium-ion battery pack with 130 kilometres (80 mi) range, and a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour (80 mph). The i MiEV was the first electric car to sell more than 10,000 units, including the models badged in Europe as Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn. According to Guinness World Records, the record was reached on February 2011, but several months later, the Nissan Leaf overtook the i MiEV as the best selling all-electric car.
Nissan Leaf introduced in the United States and Japan in December 2010, followed by several European countries throughout 2011 and 2012. and available in in 35 countries as of January 2014. The Leaf is the world’s top selling highway-capable all-electric car ever, with global sales of over 100,000 units by mid January 2014, capturing a 45% market share of worldwide pure electric vehicles sold since 2010. On September 10, 2014, Nissan Leaf based EV are available on sale thru the JV as e30 in China.
Peugeot iOn/Citroën C-ZERO France and the EU, re-badged Mitsubishi i MiEV.
Renault Fluence ZE, introduced in Israel in 2011 and to be introduced worldwide in 2012.
Renault Zoe, retail customer deliveries began in limited number in France in December 2012. With cumulative sales of 4,442 units through September 2013, the Zoe is the top selling all-electric car in France accounting for registrations since 2010.
Roewe E50, available only in China.
Smart ED, available for leasing in the United States since early 2011. Originally converted by Zytek from 100 Smart Fortwos. Now on sale the third generation in the U.S. and Europe.