The known brands are working on revamping their car’s design and platforms so as to welcome the new EV changes.
The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is one among the many that will be built on the new BEV2 electric platform. It is an exclusive new design by General Motors which has also revamped the dashboard of the vehicle with something the company calls as the Power Flow design.
The electric cars are being designed at a rapid pace with some great modifications. The only sad part is that we were able to make out the design only with the pair of silhouette images released by the company. For the first time, with production about to begin in 2021 the brand has revealed how the interior dashboard would look like. They have not only showcased it in a pair of images that is usually the industry norm. Instead, Chevrolet has piqued our interest by revealing it using an actual video.
The New Power Flow Screen
In the video, we can spot that the car makes use of the energy available in an efficient manner. Being an electric vehicle, everything matters because unlike a gasoline vehicle where the battery power is converted, everything is drawn directly from the solo battery setup. The graphics on the dashboard is much more futuristic which will enable users to easily know the activity that is going in the electric motor and the battery. It is similar to how you can view the tasks running on an iOS or Android phone, making automobiles more of computers than they have ever been.
The on-screen buttons are limited yet should easily get the job done. The energy button can be easily spotted as it is marked with a green leaf as found in many gadgets you would use on a daily basis at home. The other physical buttons available on the dashboard includes the home button to reach the main page along with the media and phone button. As the name suggests, they will allow you to access different aspects of the infotainment system and there is a navigation button as well.
The instrument cluster on the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has been modified and physically it is now more impressive with a metallic trim along the sides. The HVAC controls now feature bigger buttons for easier access and the overall color scheme includes black, white with a tough of grey. The Bolt EUV will be an electric car in the affordable range and is expected to support hands free driving at some point of time.
General motors had announced the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle which will set a new benchmark in the segment by offering 238 miles on a single charge.
Ever since the brand announced the concept Bolt, GM proudly declared that they are aiming to achieve 200 miles with an electric motor. The car with its powerful battery will not only offer great coverage but will also be quite inexpensive, an attempt to compete directly with the Tesla’s Model 3 car. Tesla is about to launch their car in the year 2018 and has already started taking pre-orders for the vehicle. Chevrolet, Nissan are some of the potential competitors who have EVs of their own with great mileage.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is powered by a 60 kWh lithium ion battery. The electric motor is mounted in the front which can render up to 200 horsepower coupled with 266 lb feet of torque. According to the numbers revealed by GM, the Bolt should be able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7 seconds. The petrol cars can usually go much faster but for an electric vehicle, the acceleration is quite promising.
The battery mounted in the car can be charged on the go and it will take about 9 hours if hooked to a level 2 power source. Users can also connect it to a DC charger which will charge the battery from zero to eighty percent of its capacity in just 60 minutes. The time is usually more than sufficient to charge the car while travelling long distances, whenever you take a break.General Motors has confirmed that the new Bolt will arrive in showrooms before the end of this year.
With quite an impressive mile range, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is expected to beat the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric and Volkswagen e-Golf. All top manufacturers are working hard to create large batteries of their own to combine them with electric motors for performance. Tesla is slightly ahead of competition at the moment in terms of pricing and features.
GM confirmed that the new Bolt EV will be priced approximately at $37,500. Model 3 from Tesla is priced at $35,000 and it promises up to 215 miles of range. We are yet to witness the one model that is about to rule the electric segment in the next two years. It could be the Bolt or some other car that is not announced yet.