It’s pretty obvious that the all-new Chevy Bolt is trying its best to be the better looking option over Toyota’s Prius. It isn’t that the Bolt looks stunning but it looks normal and that’s a good thing.
This is because that’s exactly what GM intended for the car to be – just another everyday car. Mike Lelli, Bolt’s chief engineer, said that, “If you’re going to go to the masses, it can’t be this quirky thing. There are lots of people who like the car not because it’s zero-emissions but because of the way it drives.”
If you look at the Prius, you’ll believe that having quirky features is kind of a thing for hybrid and plug-in models. However, Chevy is aiming for its $40,000 Bolt to be the first ever mainstream EV.
Although it does look unique on the outside, the inside comes with the common features you could spot in most other models. With the exception of its 10.2-inch touch screen display and 960-lbs battery unit, of course.
GM went on to market the Bolt as a small crossover with some one-of-a-kind features, all in a bid to make it more appealing to the masses. Stuart Norris, Bolt’s South Korea-based design director, claimed that, “There was an emphasis in making the car special rather than stand out as weird. We need it to work for more than just the die-hard EV fans.”