Though the Detroit auto show is one of the Meccas of automotive unveilings and novelty – and the first auto show of the calendar year — it isn’t the first chance for manufacturers to show their new goodies. That title goes to the Consumer Electronic Show, you know; for everything high tech. It has become increasingly frequent for automakers to take that stage to introduce their latest technologies and that’s what Chevrolet will likely be doing, according to a The Verge article. Referring to an announcement by GM executive VP Mark Reuss at the LA auto show, it seems GM will officially debut the production version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV at the 2016 CES.
Back in January, at the 2015 Detroit auto show, Chevrolet introduced a real all-electric hatchback– no gas-powered generator involved here — with the promise of a 300+ km range and a predicted price tag of about $30k, that is after incentives. Though this has yet to be confirmed by GM, the American-built Chevrolet Bolt EV should roll out of production in 2017. Don’t get your consonants mixed up because that’s the kind of product naming that could either make or break a win at the Wheel of Fortune.