The race to be the power of the people has already begun. The main rivals of this project are the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt EV (and its cousin the Opel Ampera-e), two cars of size content and zero emissions with the laborious task of putting the car battery to reach All pockets.
General Motors has announced that the first shipments of its Bolt EV have already left bound for California, effectively confirming that the first deliveries can be made before the end of 2016. The second state to receive the small electric Chevrolet will Oregon, while the rest Of US states will have to wait until 2017 to receive the first units.
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This announcement is accompanied by an indication on the production of the Bolt EV at the Orion Assembly Plant. Work on the assembly line have started a few weeks ago, and for every three Chevrolet Sonic is riding a Bolt, which means that each Bolt EV needs three days to be assembled from scratch as reported in The Detroit News.
The whole that gives life to the Bolt is an electric motor with capacity to produce 200 hp and 360 Nm of torque, associated with a battery pack of 60 kWh developed by LG, capable of achieving a theoretical autonomy that would stay close to the 500 km.
The head of this plant, Yves Dontigny, has also confirmed that some of the Bolt EVs have been sent to the company’s test tracks where it is being analyzed that the final product perfectly conforms to the brand’s standards before arriving at The end customers.
Although Tesla has been in the electric market for years, it has so far focused on the premium segment, far from the possibilities of the average citizen, and now that they have decided to open the range of potential customers it seems that General Motors They are going to eat the toast.
Still it needs to improve the price tag, as in the United States Bolt EV goes on sale for US $37495 or $29995 after aid, but it is a step in the right direction towards electric for everyone.