Posted July 18, 2019 11:16:22The next-generation electric vehicle, the Chevy Bolt, could be a game changer for the future of transportation, according to the makers of the Chevy Volt.
The Volt is a plug-in hybrid that’s been on sale in the U.S. since the middle of last year, but has only recently been introduced in Europe, where it is currently selling for about $60,000 (€49,000).
It’s now available in some markets, including the U., where it’s available in a limited number of colors, including a silver one, and the red one.
“If you look at the Bolt’s range and range per charge, you’ll see that it is not just the first electric vehicle to get a production electric car,” said Alex Jelinek, vice president of marketing at Volt, at a presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.
The Bolt is the first car in its class to get production electric motors, Jelineg said.
Its electric motor system is the same one used in the electric Tesla Roadster, he said.
Bolt’s battery is about 1,200 kilowatts (2,000 horsepower), and its maximum range is about 5,200 miles (8,500 kilometers).
“The Bolt will be a true game changter for the auto industry,” Jelinev said.
“It’s a great vehicle, it’s a high-tech vehicle, and it’s going to be a powerful, versatile vehicle.”
The Bolt’s electric motor uses a new, smaller version of the Tesla Roadsters’ lithium-ion battery, Jelinesk said.
It’s similar to what Tesla is currently building for the Model 3, he added.
“Tesla is really focusing on its first mass-market electric vehicle,” he said, referring to the car’s electric vehicle program.
“The Bolt may be the next Bolt, the next Tesla.”
The electric car industry has seen a surge of new vehicles in recent years, fueled by a demand for affordable EVs, said Jason Blundell, a senior analyst with automotive research firm Autotrader.
But Tesla, which recently completed a deal with Panasonic to produce the Model S, has also had its share of problems, including problems with production, reliability, and charging times, Blundel said.
Tesla is also working on making the Model X more affordable, Blunell said.
The future of EVsAs it develops its electric vehicle plans, Tesla has been working with automakers and other tech companies to make sure it can offer an electric vehicle.
That includes the automakers’ desire to build more battery packs to accommodate electric vehicles, Bluntell said, noting that Ford recently started selling its Model 3 in China.
The Chevy Bolt’s design has been heavily influenced by its predecessor, the Bolt EV, which launched in 2016, Bluneell said in an interview with Automotive News.
That car has a lithium-air battery pack that uses lithium, a non-rechargeable lithium-metal battery, as the energy source.
That’s the technology used by the electric vehicles from Tesla and Nissan, and Tesla is developing its own batteries.
The Tesla Roadstar has also been an important part of Tesla’s efforts to bring its EV brand to the mass market.
Blunell said the Roadster is an important design element of the Bolt.
The first generation of the Model 1, launched in 2013, was a solid, affordable car, Blundyell said at the event.
The Bolt, he continued, is an evolution of that concept.
Blundell said Tesla’s plan is to make its new battery system as small and light as possible, and to have as much energy storage as possible.
The company’s goal is to produce batteries for EVs that are 100 percent efficient and cost-competitive, he noted.
Tesla has already produced lithium-manganese batteries, which are more efficient than lithium-nickel batteries.
But Tesla has not yet been able to produce a battery with lithium-sulfur, a material that has a lower energy density, Bluntsell said during the MobileWorld Congress.
Tesla plans to start producing its own lithium-polymer batteries in 2019, and Blundels said that the company has an early prototype of the battery in hand.
Blundells said that it’s an early version, but the company expects to have a finished battery by 2020.
The Model 3 and Bolt are designed to be affordable, but Blunders said Tesla will also work on developing its electric vehicles for the mass-markets, and developing the batteries for the larger electric vehicles.
Blunells said Tesla plans to build about 100 vehicles a year in its new headquarters in Fremont, California, and expects to build around 300 vehicles a day.
The next wave of EVs, he predicted, will be more powerful, but smaller.
Tesla expects the Bolt to have more than 300 miles of range