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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Chevy Bolt Delivers Jolt To EV Industry

Chevy unveiled its Bolt EV Concept all electric vehicle at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. (Chevrolet)

Chevy unveiled its Bolt EV Concept all electric vehicle at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. (Chevrolet)

At the Detroit Auto Show this week, General Motors unveiled a plug-in car that industry watchers say might become the first mass market electric vehicle success.

The Chevy Bolt will sell for $30,000 after rebates and will go 200 miles on a charge; that’s much farther and cheaper than other electric vehicles out there.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Stuart Norris, who designed the Bolt.

Norris, who is director of advanced design for General Motors, says the Bolt looks like a regular car because GM’s electric vehicle customers “want something that’s unique, they want something that’s distinctive, but they don’t want it to look like a science fair project.”

Watch the introduction of the Chevy Volt:

Guest

  • Stuart Norris, director of advanced design for General Motors and designer of the Bolt.

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