Chevrolet Bolt EV to debut at CES today via Facebook

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Jan 2016

Chevrolet had revealed the Bolt EV concept at the Canadian International Auto Show in February 2015.

Chevrolet will unveil the 2017 Bolt electric car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today and be the first auto brand to work with Facebook to debut a vehicle using Facebook Live.

The Bolt EV joins Chevrolet’s electric vehicles stable that includes the all-new 2016 Volt, 2016 Malibu Hybrid and Spark EV.

“The Bolt EV truly embodies the ingenuity that is at the core of everything we do at Chevrolet,” said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “The technologies and the engineering expertise behind the Bolt EV are tremendous examples of the kind of innovation we intend to offer our customers, across an array of products at a tremendous value.”

Building on the electrification expertise established by the Volt, the Bolt EV is a game-changing, long-range electric vehicle. The company says that not only will it deliver more than a GM-estimated 300 kilometres of range, it will break the affordability barrier with an industry redefining price point.

The Bolt EV will also offer connectivity and infotainment technologies seamlessly integrating smartphones and other electronic devices important to today’s consumers.

Chevrolet’s four million Facebook fans will have the opportunity to be the first to experience the new Bolt EV – with both a live video of the debut as well as an immersive 360-degree interior video experience.

CES has served as the showplace for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years, and has become a global stage where next-generation innovations, like the Bolt EV, are introduced to the marketplace.

More from CES:

- Ford aims for drone-to-vehicle tech to tackle emergency situations

- Volvo Cars and Ericsson developing intelligent media streaming for autonomous cars

- Volvo and Microsoft reveal new wearable control device at CES

- Bosch displays new haptic touchscreen technology

- Toyota Research Institute to develop next-gen autonomous tech

- ZF reveals its cockpit concept at CES

- Harman reveals first pupil-based driver monitoring system

- BMW Motorrad displays concepts for motorcycle laser light and helmet with HUD

- Kia launches new sub-brand for autonomous vehicle technology

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