The Chevy Bolt EV is expected to be a carryover for the 2018 model year. However, new information confirmed by GM indicates that the 200+ mile electric car will be subject to a shorter production cycle than usual heading into 2018.
In terms of equipment and changes in features, no official information has been released yet. That said, expect to see the same 5-door design with up to 56.6 cu. ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded. The car features a 200 hp electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack capable of up to 238 miles of range on a single charge.
At the moment, there are no indications that GM will increase the car's range or offer updated charging options. In the current car, buyers have three options available. The first (and slowest) method involves using a 120 volt cord that charges at a rate of about 4 miles of range per hour of charge.
The more popular method involves using a 240 volt home or public charging station for about 25 miles of range per hour of charging. The final method is DC Fast Charging, which is far less common but can offer up to 90 miles of driving in as little as 30 minutes.
DC Fast Charge is currently a $750 option in both the LT and Premier models. At the moment, there are no signs that the feature will be made standard for 2018.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.