In a world driven by fossil fuels, Bolt EV was just that model which made a difference since its release in 2016. And Chevy or rather, GM is gearing up to take a leap into the future with this upcoming 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV. It’s already ahead of its time along with the likes of Tesla adding a few similar offerings. But what separates this Bolt EV from the rest is its affordability for the masses. And this is just where the upcoming model will excel in – a better future for the masses. At least, that’s how things stand so far.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be Smarter:
The current model running on the streets is already an easy winner in all directions. It’s more affordable than Tesla model although not as quick which, frankly, it’s not supposed to be. With a top range of 238 miles, the upcoming 2018 Chevy Bolt EV will look to cross the 250 miles barrier.
GM will continue with the same electric powertrain. With current models producing an equivalent of 200 hp and 266 lb-ft. torque, upcoming new models will have at least a 4% increase in these specs along with mileage. But that is not where the real innovation will be added.
The future of EVs or electric vehicles is here already. One only has to look at Ferrari LaFerrari to see that a sustainable future is in combining electric power with gasoline combustion engines. The future of automobiles is centered on the driver; it is in autonomous driving. And that is just where GM wants to pioneer. And this Chevrolet Bolt EV 2018 is the perfect medium for making it happen.
The thing is, an autonomous 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, to be named AV instead, will not be available to individual customers. Considering the R&D costs, early models will apparently carry a price-tag touching six digits – which would not be feasible to single buyers.
Keeping this situation in mind, GM has already opened and expanded its own ride-sharing and car rental platform – Maven. The American manufacturers are already using the 2018 Chevrolet EV with autonomous driving tech for preliminary test runs in Scottsdale and San Francisco. And they are looking to expand the test regions to Detroit too.
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV – Price-Tag and Availability
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is expected to come in below current model pricing – around $30,000 for the base model. This model, without Autonomous Driving, will hit the streets by 2019.