Chevrolet Bolt EV Live From LA Auto Show, With New “Car Of The Year” Hardware! – Gallery

NOV 17 2016 BY JAY COLE 62

Chevrolet Bolt on the stage at the LA Auto Show...with some new hardware (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Chevrolet Bolt on the stage at the LA Auto Show…with some new hardware (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

With the start of deliveries of the Chevrolet Bolt EV only a couple weeks away, we knew the 238 mile, all-electric vehicle from GM would have a prominent position among other GM offerings at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, but a recent “Car of the Year” award win from Motor Trend put it front and center.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 4 for 4 on early performance promises made from ~3 years ago

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 4 for 4 on early performance promises made from ~3 years ago

Given the Bolt EV’s follow-through on all expectations…

*- range – over 200 miles (~28 miles)

*- timing deliveries by the end of 2016 (~December in select markets)

*- pricingfrom under $37,500 (~from $36,620 + $875 DST)

*- performance – 0 to 60 mph in under 7 seconds (~tested at 6.3 seconds by Motor Trend)

…the interest around the plug-in vehicle has never been higher.

And as such, we felt that deserved a live pictorial walk though of the car from the LA Auto Show (with a big thanks to Tom Moloughney for covering the show for us!):

Hard to miss GM confirmed that first deliveries will happen over the next few weeks in 2016

Hard to miss GM confirmed that first deliveries will happen over the next few weeks in 2016

Inside the Chevrolet Bolt EV

Inside the Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV Front Seating

Chevrolet Bolt EV Front Seating

Ye olde CCS Combo charge port (which is a $750 option on all trim levels)

Ye olde CCS Combo charge port (which is a $750 option on all trim levels)

Another gratuitous shot of the Bolt EV and its "Car of the Year" Hardware

Another gratuitous shot of the Bolt EV and its “Car of the Year” Hardware

It's a door...not all the pictures have to be sexy right?

It’s a door…not all the pictures have to be sexy right?

Chevrolet Bolt EV taking a place of prominence on the LA Auto Show floor

Chevrolet Bolt EV taking a place of prominence on the LA Auto Show floor…pretty sure that other gray car in the background is some other kind of plug-in from GM

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62 Comments on "Chevrolet Bolt EV Live From LA Auto Show, With New “Car Of The Year” Hardware! – Gallery"

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I like this “selected markets”; notice it is plural!
So they are going to sell more than one.

Yes, and in more than one state. CA and OR, is what I read.

OR is a very good place to gauge demand. They don’t have EV subsidy, but they have many chargers. The demand there may point to how Bolt might sell in rest of the country if more chargers are available.

But I think the frozen tundra that’s US outside of CA might want AWD for Bolt’s price.

Certainly. For me it would be a must.

Yeah, two different cities on the west coast.

Pennsylvania should see it sometime in 2020.

Still before the Model 3. 😉

Pennsylvania will get that new coal burning engine that GM us working on. 😉

Congratulations! Also a good thing to mention to prospective buyers, when the cars become available.

Nice Motor Trend Bling! Only one car can get it, and the Bolt has it for 2017! Great job GM! Ok Tesla, what will be your year? 2018? Let’s hope you can one up the Bolt Next Year!

Hhmm. Maybe. If you ask me it will go to Jaguar for their i-Pace.
Or is it just a US contest?

Model S is the car of the year, every year. Tesla’s year is every year.

Bolt is no comparison to the Model S

That is true as no car can compare to the Bolt EV since there is no car on the planet that is better at an equal or lesser price!

I’m wondering when the next value-priced car will come along that has significantly GREATER range than the Bolt?

I wager it will be a long time coming, so I might as well buy a Bolt as soon as I can.

Tesla model 3 mid 2017, but if you have not put a reservation in at this point, probably better buy then bolt when it becomes available, especially if you don’t need to do long distance driving and supercharger network is not that important to you. Definitely will be a great replacement for all those 80 mile range leafs, eGolfs and BMW i3s…

No, the Model 3 will not have a greater range, since it was designed with a lesser range and Tesla designers have stated that they were at “pencils down”, or frozen until the next design stage in several years. So the Model 3 will have a lesser range at a higher cost. Come back in two years and you will admit that I am correct!

The Model 3 will have battery options (2 probably). This has already been clearly stated by Tesla.

Small battery will probably have a little less EPA range than the Bolt (225 is my guess). The larger battery will have a longer range than the Bolt (275 – 285 is my guess).

This fits the Tesla upsell model. Base price will be less than Bolt, but for $50k you can buy more car (range, performance, and luxury) than is optionally available in the Bolt.

Bolt will probably be the better value, but Model 3 will be slightly higher end. Let’s also not forget that it is hatchback vs. sedan, so Bolt will have more useful storage. LEAF 2.0 and Bolt are going to be more direct competition.

This is good for everyone, more choices.

Agree with everything but “base price”…If pricing goals are met and Musk doesn’t increase it by $2K like they did with the S to justify the new AP hardware, the TM3 will have a lower MSRP…Yet with incentive heavy GM, you’ll easily be able to get the salesprice down below Tesla’s MSRP…Furthermore for the S/X, the only “free” color is black…

“since it was designed with a lesser range and Tesla designers have stated that they were at “pencils down”, or frozen until the next design stage in several years.”

The Model ≡ will be using the new cell form factor 20700. It was designed with that cell in mind. What rock have you been living under??

With the larger surface area for the cells it will most likely charge faster the the LG Bolt.

The Bolt EV beat Tesla GOAL of 215, we won’t know until we know, Tesla may decide to exceed their goal…Even if they do, not to say by the time regular TM3s that the Bolt EV doesn’t get it’s own range boost…

By the time you can get a 3, Tesla will likely have opened up its charging network to other vehicles, on a cost per charge, just like all Teslas in 2017

Even Tesla has said end of the 2017 and maybe Tesla proponents doubt that…

It won’t be long until everyone realizes that GM will make only a tiny number of those and sell them mainly in CARB states.
Giving the “Car Of The Year” award to something that is essentially a limited run compliance car is quite discrediting…

Weird thing to say since they say it will be available nationwide, just not initially. My Chevy dealer in Ohio says second quarter 2017. Just because you think it doesn’t make it true.

“tosho” was not thinking!

Pretty much, the case.

Here we have an article about the Bolt getting the most prestigious award in the automotive industry but all we get is a bunch of comments bashing the Bolt. There are some pretty people that pursue this forum. You should give credit when credit is due and the Bolt deserves the credit.

I think most regulars here are excited about this car even if they won’t buy it themselves.

I am certainly excited! This is my next baby!

Trolls will always exist, but having visited many EV sites, inside EV’s is the only one I bother to post at on a regular basis because in comparison, the articles are very positive about all incoming EV’s and most comments are respectful.

Arguments do occur, but they’re usually about technical issues or use cases and people are willing to discuss it with a minimum of name calling. 😉 Usually.

I give credit and kudos to LG Chem!

Good job LG!!

where is the 200 mile LEAF insideevs promise us since half a year?

Hear hear! +1 (-:

The 200+ mile Leaf 2 is about 1 year away

It will be worth the wait because the car is gorgeous

Tell Nissan don’t bother to make it. Only Nissan fans will buy it.

Yeah, InsideEV. Make Leaf already. I’m sure you can make’em better than Nissan, especially with regard to battery.

That promise was in Tesla years….sorta like dog years, but reverse. 😉

I don’t care if Nissan produces a 200 mile car and stuffs it with sex toys. I turned in my Leaf and am not going back.

Why isn’t Bolt swamped with people? Was GM section off limits to foot traffic? I would’ve thought COTY would attract lot of people, but the scene looks like SparkEV display last year.

It would be interesting to see time-lapse video of Bolt display. It could give a hint to demand.

Auto shows usually run press-only days the days leading up to the public opening.

I attended the DC Auto Show earlier this year as a press member, and TONS of space to roam around without having to surf through throngs of people.

Let’s all see how much the stealerships will mark the LG Bolt up when they hit the floors.

Everyone post pics of the stickers!!

I’ll post a pic of my invoice or better price. 😉

Also post pics of the one’s that DO NOT have a stealership markup. That way those buyers seriously wanting one can go to those establishments for the business.

Your handle fits your comments but you should also add “and uneducated” because you have little to no knowledge of the automobile business. If you had been following the articles and blogs about the new Bolt you would know: First, the drive train and motor were GM designed in conjunction with LG chem. Secondly, almost all manufactures use parts supplied by other companies especially elontrionics. GM has used AC/DELCO, Ford/formoco, Chrysler/Mopar, British makes use Lucas, and the Germans use Bosh. Thirdly, using outside suppliers inables large manufacturers to bring products to market sooner. Lastly, even our vaulted Tesla does not manufacture every part that goes into its cars.

As a side note I own both a Tesla and a Leaf and the Leaf has needed less service and is just as or more reliable than the Tesla, at one quarter the cost. In the two years I have owned both cars I have never needed a quick-supercharge. I have 240 garage charging that is more than sufficient.

I also prefer to fly longer distances.

(vaunted, enable). Maybe you should have remained as your name implies.

Maybe you should shut up!

Oh Snap! An intelligent retort!

“Your handle fits your comments”

No **** sherlock.
Did you have help figuring that out?

That trophy makes the car way more sexier than it is.

I would like to see people eyes, when they are told it can do 238 miles on a charge, when the public basically thinks that EV’s are short range vehicles.

Random dude: Oh, a Bolt EV? So it’s just like the Volt then with a piddly 38 miles of range?
Me: 238
Random dude: Sorry, I thought you said 238. You mean 32-38?
Me: 2-3-8
Random dude: =O

That is a very specific random dude.

Ok, change “random dude” to “GM hater” if that works for you better. 🙂

My local dealer wants $ in order to be on a wait list. So demand must be high. Don’t expect any discounts

What state are you in?

Still no Bolt comercials?

You’re in a Bolt commercial. It also looks the next issue of Motor Trend will be one big Bolt commercial.