Alternative fuel sources have been a major talking point in the automotive industry for generations, but they’re finally beginning to trickle in. Hybrid vehicles kicked things into high gear at the turn of the century, but a few years ago all-electric vehicles began to enter the marketplace. Among them is the 2019 Chevy Bolt EV, an all-electric subcompact hatchback sedan currently available right here at Broadway Automotive in Green Bay WI.
The Chevy Bolt was first introduced as a concept vehicle at the 2015 North American International Auto Show after having been developed by GM Korea since 2012. The vehicle entered production for the U.S. market in November 2016, joining the lineup as a 2017 model year vehicle nationwide around the middle of the year.
Powered by an electric drive system that utilizes a single high-capacity electric motor for propulsion, the Bolt EV is capable of generating 200 horsepower alongside 266 pound-feet of torque. This enables the vehicle to get from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds, which is pretty fast for a non-performance electric vehicle.
The truly exciting specification that you’re probably interested in is its range, though. On a full charge, the EPA estimates a 2019 Bolt EV can travel 238 miles. With the available DC Fast Charging system, you can charge the battery enough to travel 90 miles in just 30 minutes. With the capability to charge at 240 volts, you can potentially charge the batter in less than 2 hours if you drive an average of 40 miles per day.
Of course, there are plenty of other great features of the vehicle other than just its electric specs. It’s packed with entertainment features like built-in Wi-Fi and a 10.2” display audio touchscreen. You can even augment the cabin’s features with packages like the Infotainment Package. If you’re interested in a 2019 Chevy Bolt EV of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right away here at Broadway Automotive.