We’ve been hearing about a future 200-mile electric car from Chevrolet for a few years now. Possibly a Chevrolet Sonic EV of sorts. Such a vehicle is also expected to ask for around $30,000 or so, and could be a breakthrough product offering for a segment that has been criticized for its pricing. $30K for a 200-mile all-electric car? Can’t say there’s a vehicle like that on the market right now. At least, not yet. Though we may see such a vehicle from Chevrolet rotating alongside the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It’s name: the Chevrolet Bolt. With a ‘B’. That’s not confusing at all.
Along with the description of 200 miles and a $30k price range tipped by current and former GM executives alike, the “Bolt” name was trademarked back in August of 2014 — which we first reported. If WSJ is to be believed (we hear they have a decent track record), more than anything, we want to see how Chevrolet plans on having the public tell the Volt and Bolt apart during auto show public days, let alone half-awake auto journalists.