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Chevy Bolt EV has 200HP and will race from 0-60 in under 7 seconds

The Chevy Bolt EV, with its affordable $30,000 price tag was one of the stars of the most car-centric CES show ever.

Now Chevrolet has revealed the full spec sheet for this potentially game-changing 200-mile range fully electric auto.

Firstly, the Bolt EV will benefit from 200 horsepower and 266 foot-pounds of torque, giving it a top speed of 91mph. This allows it to travel from 0-30mph in 3 seconds and 0-60mph in just under 7 seconds.

As previously mentioned, the battery can last for 200 miles on a single charge, but will take 9 hours to completely replenish.

However, you can get 50 miles along the road in just two hours using a 240v power supply. Access to a DC Fast Charging power will achieve an 80 per cent charge in just an hour.

Showing off its new electric baby at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, the company said the 60kWh lithium-ion battery weighs a whopping 960 pounds, which is probably around the same as 5 passengers, plus luggage.

The company says the battery, which is made up of 288 individual cells, will be positioned on the underside of the passenger compartment in order to help it achieve a lower centre of gravity.

Beyond the basics, there’s all sorts of bells and whistles, including a 10.2-inch touchscreen in the centre console
with 4G LTE connectivity, while the “EV Navigation Mapping” feature will
direct drivers towards charging stations.

There are also four cameras positioned around the vehicle giving drivers a 360 degree view around the car while parking.

The five seater vehicle will go head to head with the forthcoming Tesla Model 3, which promises to be the e-car pioneer’s first mainstream affordable vehicle.

Elon Musk’s latest motor is set to be unveiled in March and will retail for around $35,000.

See also: 5 Secret Tesla Model S features to get excited about

It’ll also compete with other EVs such as the Kia Soul EV, VW eGolf, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric.

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