Chevrolet Bolt Debuts into a Moribund EV Market

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at its world debut during the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bolt EV offers more than 200 miles of range on a full charge at a price below $30,000 after Federal tax credits. The Bolt EV features advanced connectivity technologies and seamless integration. The Bolt EV will begin production by the end of 2016. (

GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra reveals the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bolt EV is said to have more than 200 miles of range on a full battery charge. The expected selling price should be below $30,000 after Federal tax credits when the Bolt EV goes into production before the end of 2016. It’s a tough market segment to enter. During 2015 the hybrid Chevrolet Volt tallied U.S. sales  of 15,000, a -18% decline year-over year. Nissan Leaf EV sales at 17,000 declined -43%. Toyota Prius hybrid sales of 185,000 dropped -11% as the electrified segment languished while truck and SUV sales flourished and the overall light vehicle market grew almost 6%.

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