General Motors has revealed that 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now available for order in Canada with a suggested retail price of $42,795.
The Bolt EV has won quite a few accolades including Motor Trend Car of the Year; Car and Driver 10 Best Cars; Car Connection Best EV to Buy, and Best Hatchback to Buy; The Car Guide / Le Guide de L’Auto Best New Car of the Year; Green Car Reports Best New Car to Buy; and Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV will initially be available to retail customers in the provinces of BC, Ontario, and Quebec with first customer deliveries arriving in early 2017. It will take up to twelve months for the Bolt EV to customers across Canada. Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec offer incentive programs that provide rebates for customers purchasing an electric vehicle. Pricing can be as low as $31,434 (plus freight), after the eligible provincial incentive applicable to the base model of the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Some of the features that are unique to 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV including more than 383 km of range; clean-sheet design with crossover-like proportions; and seamless Bluetooth connection with a smartphone when owner approaches the vehicle. Some of the safety features include ten standard air bags; standard rear-vision camera; available active safety features including Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Forward Pedestrian Alert; and extensive use of high-strength steel throughout the body structure.
Bolt EV’s drive system uses a single, high-capacity electric motor for propulsion. The motor is capable of producing up to 266 lb.-ft. (360 Nm) of torque and 200 hp (150 kW) of motoring power. Combined with a 7.05:1 final drive ratio, that helps propel the Bolt EV from 0-96 km/h in less than seven seconds.