GM has been slowly trickling down information about the Chevy Bolt EV in the past few weeks ahead of a release in “late 2016”. Last week, the automaker confirmed an impressive range of 238 miles on its 60 kWh battery pack.
Today it continued releasing information by confirming that DC fast-charging will be offered as a $750 option. GM also confirmed that the Bolt EV will be offered in two trims: LT and Premier.
We recently wrote in details about the Bolt EV’s DC fast-charging feature and how it could be much better.
GM reaffirmed the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,495 before any EV incentives for the base LT trim. In a press release today, the company makes sure to highlight that “Customers could see value of $29,995 after potential federal tax credit”.
The listed price includes destination and freight charges.
In the same press release, GM explains the features of the LT trim:
“It comes with standard features that include, among others, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle, rear vision camera, 10.2-inch diagonal color touch screen and MICHELIN™ Self-sealing tires (in certain circumstances).”
And the Premier trim:
“The top trim Premier includes all LT equipment plus additional standard features such as leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera and rear camera mirror.”
GM again reaffirmed that the Bolt EV will be delivered in “late 2016”, but it also again used the words “available at select dealerships”. These “select dealerships” will likely be in ZEV states. It looks like GM still has to prove that the Bolt EV is not a compliance car.
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