GM unveiles the Chevy Bolts concept at CES, with an electric-powered pickup truck.
The GM Bolt is the company’s first electric vehicle.
The Bolt EV is designed to be an affordable alternative to traditional gasoline vehicles and will be the companys first all-electric pickup truck in the US.
The Chevrolet Bolt Concept is powered by the GM electric platform.
“This is a game changer,” said GM Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sales and Marketing Matt Kibbe.
“The Bolt EV will redefine the way consumers think about and interact with the world around them.
It will be a game-changer for the auto industry and the global economy.
This is a new way of thinking about transportation and we are proud to bring it to consumers.”
The Chevy Bolt Concept will be built on the same GM platform that GM introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and that will be used for the Bolt EV in the United States and Canada.
“GM is bringing the Bolt to the world,” said Matt Kiberg.
“It is our next step in the evolution of mobility, and we’re excited to introduce the Bolt here at CES.”
The Bolt Concept was created by the engineering team of the design studio The Kibergs, and includes the Chevy Charger, GM C-Max EV, GM EcoDiesel, Chevrolet Bolt EV and GM Hybrid electric vehicles.
The first production model of the Bolt will be announced by the end of the year.
The design studio’s engineers are led by Mark Kiberga, who will design the Bolt Concept.
The studio has worked on numerous high-performance and utility vehicles, including the Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Bolt.
The Bolt is designed for a range of driving and performance.
Its base model, the Bolt 2, can go from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.
The model with the highest torque and the most fuel economy is the Bolt 3, which can reach 155 miles per gallon in 3.5 seconds.
The first Bolt EV, the Chevy Spark EV, was introduced in 2012 and is powered largely by a Chevrolet 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.
The plug-in hybrid vehicle is available in three different models: a Plug-In Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid Express, and Plug-Out Hybrid.
The company introduced a plug-up plug-n-play version of the Chevrolet Spark in 2013.