Meet The New Chevy ‘Bolt’: An Electric Car For The Masses

Posted by Mike Confino, January 14, 2015

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Watch out Tesla, General Motors has you in its crosshairs. On Monday, Chevrolet, a division of GM, revealed plans to launch the $30,000 Bolt, a car that the company intends to directly compete with Tesla’s forthcoming third vehicle, the Model III, which will have a similar price tag and a similar range of slightly over 200 miles-per-charge.

GM is showing a concept version of the Bolt this week at the Detroit auto show, where the company is also announcing an updated Volt, the company’s flagship hybrid vehicle. The redesigned Volt will be able to travel up to 50 miles on electric power alone, an increase of 12 miles over the previous model, and over 1,000 miles on average without filling up on gas.

via Meet The New Chevy ‘Bolt’: An Electric Car For The Masses | ThinkProgress.