The Bolt concept shows Chevy's idea for an affordable electric car with practical range.
Building on development from its Volt and Spark EV cars, Chevy intends the Bolt to go 200 miles on a charge. Aerodynamic design and a suspension that lowers at higher speeds enhance potential range.
The Bolt is designed as a four-seat hatchback with a high roof for expansive interior space.
Lightweight construction includes aluminum and carbon fiber.
LED headlights provide strong illumination and excellent efficiency.
Wheels retain a spoked design but Chevy filled in the gaps to improve aerodynamics.
A flat floor enhances the sense of interior space and makes access easier.
Rear bucket seats limit passenger capacity, keeping the gross vehicle weight low to enhance range.
Large glass panels around the cabin make for better visibility and a sense of space.
The interior design uses concept styling, although BMW put something very similar on the road with its i3 electric car.
Chevy minimizes the dashboard's intrusion into the cabin space, so that the steering wheel appears to float in front of the driver.
An LCD behind the steering wheel shows the driver speed, range and other essential driving information, while a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen sits in the center of the dashboard.
Chevy keeps its driver selector on the console, the traditional place for a shifter.
This screen would likely show a futuristic version of Chevy MyLink. Chevy also says the car's associated app would not only let the driver check the charge status, but also serve as a remote control for self-parking the car.