Chevrolet builds an electric car for the masses with their Bolt EV - Acquire
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Chevrolet hopes to be the one automaker to finally take electric cars into the mainstream with the new 2017 Bolt EV. Two issues Chevy aims to tackle including making the Bolt affordable and secondly, they're taking range anxiety out of the discussion with the ability to have more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. 

Connectivity is also a core focus with smartphones automatically connecting to the car as the driver approaches the vehicle using Bluetooth LE. You'll also find a 10.2 MyLink touchscreen display, a Rear Camera Mirror that gives you a bird's eye view of your surroundings, and EV Navigation Mapping to optimize your range capacity and shows you nearby charging stations. 

They're also introducing a new MyChevrolet Mobile App that gives you important car information such as your Bolt's charging status, Remote Start, air conditioning start-up, and dealer service scheduling. No firm pricing has been detailed yet, but expect the car to be in the $30,000 range and you can look expect the car to hit showrooms at the end of this year. 


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