Chevrolet Bolt EV: 5 things to know
This little sneaker is the recently-released Chevrolet Bolt. I visited the Chevrolet Training Center here in Dubai and tinkered with the car. I also got a look under the hood, well, technically under the car, at the battery powering this electric hatch.
- The power
The Bolt EV can chug along for an impressive 520kms on a single charge. FYI, a Tesla Model X has a range of 381-475.
- The science
The placement of its massive battery contributes to, not only the performance of the car, but it’s handling too. Slotted low in the center, the battery helps improve the Bolt EV’s center of gravity.
- The tech
Owners have access to a special smartphone app that transforms your phone into the control center of you car. Find the closest charging station or view the car’s diagnostic info.
- The Supportive UAE Government
The government is passionate about sustainability and there will be a reported 200 charging stations in Dubai by the end of this year.
- The Torque
While electric cars might get bullied a lot by fueled-up muscle cars, the torque in this little guy is similar to that of a V6 3.5 litre engine. So aha!