The new Chevrolet Bolt EV is set to be released sometime this year. However, before that can happen, Chevy testers have been hard at work seeing how the self-driving version of this electric car will perform. Working with Cruise Automation, the Chevy Bolt EV recently headed to Scottsdale, Arizona for some extensive automotive testing.
According to IBT, the Chevy Bolt EV is one of the first self-driving cars the world has ever seen. Using a range of sensors and complex computer systems, the Chevy Bolt EV technology is capable of driving without anyone behind the wheel. Although not all Bolt EV models will have self-driving technologies, a small fleet of this model has been built to explore autonomous driving systems.
The Bolt EV has an impressive 200-mile range; it also comes with some cost-reducing incentives thanks to its eco-friendly design. In fact, many have speculated that the Bolt EV will put models like the Tesla 3 to shame.
“The Chevrolet Bolt EV is also being compared with the Tesla Model 3 because of its 200-mile range and its pricing of $30,000 after incentives. It can be noted that the Model 3 is hitting the market with a $35,000 price tag before incentives,” said Corazon Victorino of IBT.
We can’t wait to see the new Chevy Bolt EV on the road. With impressive technologies and an efficient powertrain, it could just be the future of the industry.