General Motors continues to prepare for the next chapter in the company’s EV program with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. And Chevrolet is eager to beat Tesla to the punch with an affordable, all-electric vehicle for the masses.
Chevrolet isn’t being coy about this car either. Normally, automakers go through great care to keep projects hidden and out of public sight. Instead, Chevrolet has even published an official video showing the 2017 Bolt EV testing. But, today’s spy shots come courtesy of SEMA.
SEMA and SpiedBilde captured the EV prowling the proving grounds done up in full camouflage. From what we can tell, the shape is staying true to the concept’s quirky hatchback form, something that should be easier to swallow than the first-generation Volt’s divided design. But, many of the show-car hues have faded away in form of production-spec design.
The mirrors seem to be production ready, and the headlights ditch the skinny style for a standard, road-ready design. At least that’s what we can see.
General Motors has already committed to producing the 2017 Bolt EV at the Orion assembly plant in Michigan. Production should begin in 2016 as the EV is introduced as a 2017 model.