Chevrolet announced this week it’ll show off the first production version of the Bolt, an all-electric crossover, at CES in early January. We got our first glimpse at a concept during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year, and at the time Chevy hinted at a 2016 release. Well, we’re quickly approaching the new year, so it’s no surprise the automaker would use the biggest electronics event in the U.S. to show off the final version.
Although CES is typically seen as a place for companies to unveil brand new electronics, the show has quickly evolved into a showroom for some of the industry’s top car companies. Earlier this year, Tesla had a Model X on display, while companies such as Ford, Audi, Chevy and others often make important announcements. At the very least, the automakers use the event to showcase technology inside their vehicles, including self-driving technology.
Chevy hasn’t stated an exact date when consumers will be able to purchase the Bolt, but with an appearance at CES next year, it’s likely we’ll get an official date (or at least a more specific timeframe) when the show gets underway.
Chevy has previously indicated that the Bolt should get around 200 miles on a single charge, and retail for around $40,000. If true, that puts the car right up against the Tesla Model 3, which is another big EV we’re expecting to see next year.