Chevrolet surprised the 2015 North American International Auto Show when it showed its vision for a pure electric vehicle in the Chevrolet Bolt concept. A quirky, sleek hatchback design houses unknown specifications to power the Bolt for some 200 miles on one electric charge.
Months later, General Motors confirmed it intended to produce the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, and announced production for the Orion, Michigan plant. It seems as if the timeline is moving quite smoothly because Autoblog has spied the 2017 Bolt testing in the wild for the first time.
Heavy camouflage adorns the 2017 Bolt, but there’s no hiding its hatchback looks style creasing running through the sides of the EV. The over-styled headlights seem to have been replaced with more production ready ones, but have been mostly skewed with three openings in the camo. The rear’s shape looks very true to the Bolt concept vehicle, as does the large greenhouse.
Chevrolet says when the 2017 Bolt arrived, consumers will be able to enter the world of electric vehicles for around $30,000 after federal tax credits. Affordability, high style and impressive range could make the 2017 Bolt a game changer in the EV market. Have a look at the spy shots here, and then bring it back in to let us know what you think.