General Motors' global brand Chevrolet unveiled drivetrain details of the Bolt EV’s drive unit and battery at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which kicked off at Cobo Center in Detroit, the United States, on Jan. 11 (local time).
The Chevrolet Bolt EV has drivetrain designed for electric vehicles (EVs), securing a range of over 200 miles (321 km) per charge. With maximum 200 horsepower and 36.7 kilogram-meter of torque, it can accelerate to 98km/h in 7 seconds.
In particular, Chevrolet’s first Electronic Precision Shift system has an electronic motor controller system, which sends electronic signals to the vehicle’s drive unit to manage power and torque delivery, replacing the existing mechanical system. With the system, it has realized precise driving performance and power transmission as well as larger cabin space by downsizing components.
In addition, its high-density 60 kWh battery pack, which has been developed through 130 million miles of EV cumulative driving data from the Chevrolet Volt EV and the partnership with LG Electronics, boasts best efficiency and performance in the industry.
The Bolt EV is also able to project an accurate driving range by factoring in such information as driving habits, time of day, and weather, and offer differentiated driving experience by introducing individualized advanced smart functions.
Revealing the Spark EV, the next-generation Volt and the Bolt EV in consecutive order, Chevrolet is planning to solidify its position as the leader in the customer-oriented future technology and EV market.