After months of promises by General Motors executives that the new Chevy Bolt will change the perception — and appeal — of electric cars, the company says the Bolt is ready to deliver.
The automaker says the 2017 Bolt EV will have an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a full charge.
"The Chevy Bolt is a game changer for the electric car segment," said Alan Batey, GM North America president.
Whether the Bolt's range can jump-start America's interest in electric cars remains to be seen. Over the last 10 years, auto executives have touted full electric and extended-range electric models that would make consumers trade in their gasoline-powered cars and crossovers for battery-powered models. For the most part, those models have failed to electrify excitement with consumers.