2017 Chevy Bolt EV Re-Charges with Lightning Speed
Chevy dealers near you will soon be home to one of the automaker’s most innovative vehicles yet: the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. The first affordable battery-electric vehicle with 200-plus miles of rated range has turned heads and blown minds since it was first introduced at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Last Vegas.
Created with the ideas and input of Volt owners in mind, the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is packed full of advanced connectivity tech designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience. But, most importantly, Chevy has spent a ton of time using the 2017 Bolt as a springboard to revolutionize the driving experience itself.
The new Bolt will be capable of DC fast charging, meaning that drivers will be able to charge their vehicles up to 80 kilowatts–a full 30 kW more than the maximum output of most DCFC Combo stations. That means that the 2017 Bolt will be able to recharge from a depleted battery to an estimated 90 miles of driving range in just 30 minutes.
These new updates only affirm the Bolt’s status as a major landmark vehicle, but anyone who has had the pleasure of driving this innovative, unique vehicle could’ve told you as much. Though the Bolt has received a lot of credit for its remarkable efficiency, every Fox Lake Chevy dealer can agree that its incredible range of high-functioning tech warrants just as much praise.
“The Bolt EV is capable of using the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, all designed to enhance the ownership experience now and into the future,” Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO, summarized in a recent interview. That’s right–the Bolt’s “gamification” abilities allow you to “compete” with other Bolt owners to see who is driving with the most efficiency. Chevy believes components like this will encourage drivers to take full advantage of the car’s long-range capabilities.
The Bolt EV features Bluetooth low-energy which is specially designed to minimize energy draw while connecting seamlessly to your smart phone as soon as you approach the vehicle. All 2017 Bolt EVs come with driver-focused technologies like OnStar 4G LTE–a handy piece of tech that turns your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hotspot, ensuring you never have to go without access to your favorite apps and services.
Your 2017 Bolt will also come with a 10.2” MyLink color touchscreen display, Surround Vision (a unique safety feature that allows you to see everything around the vehicle while driving at low speeds or parking), EV-specific Navigation Mapping and Chevy’s all-new MyChevrolet Mobile App. The app includes information on the vehicle’s charge status, remote start, cabin pre-conditioning and dealer service scheduling.
Visit your favorite Fox Lake, IL Chevy dealer for more information today or stop by Ray Chevrolet for a test drive you won’t forget.