Over the last few months Chevrolet has introduced four new all-electric or hybrid models in order to make this type of vehicles more accessible and more popular among consumers.
“Chevrolet’s advanced EV technology is designed to simplify the lives of our consumers,” said Alan Batey, president of General Motors North America. “With four new vehicles introduced since January, Chevrolet continues to prove its commitment.”
The following models illustrate the company's desire to be at the forefront of the electric movement in the auto industry:
2016 Chevrolet Volt
The second-generation Volt provides an EV range of up to 80 kilometres, good for about 90% of daily commutes. It will go on sale this fall starting at $38,390, plus $1,600 freight and delivery charge. With provincial government incentives, however, the price can be slashed up to $8,500.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last January, the all-new Bolt EV is expected to offer more than 300 kilometres of range and retail for around $30,000, according to GM. It is built using lightweight materials such as aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fibre.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Leveraging technology from the 2016 Volt propulsion system, the upcoming Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid reportedly achieves a combined 5.0L/100km. Look for it to arrive in showrooms next spring.
Chevrolet FNR Concept
When it debuted at Auto Shanghai 2015 in April, the FNR Concept won the Best Leading Technology Award. This self-driving prototype, whose name stands for “Find New Roads,” runs on battery power. It was developed at GM Pan Asia's technical centre.