Barra says the Bolt will go into production in late 2016 (Photo: GM)
LAS VEGAS -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle here, touting the car as the perfectÂ combination of connectivity and electrification.
In a keynote address at the CES consumer electronics show Wednesday, Barra said the Bolt will cost around 30,000 dlrs after government incentives when it goes onÂ sale later this year or in early 2017.
The car has "an unparalleled level of connectivity" and offers the ability to upgrade its functionality with new mobility and transportation options. It also has a range of 200 miles, which is more than the previous generation of EVs can offer.
Barra highlighted how GM is investigating and implementing new strategies to deal with changing customer needs. "Embracing new technology and societal needs is the core to the Chevrolet brand," she Â said.
GM announced earlier this week that it is investing 500 million dlrs in the Lyft ride-hailing company and Barra cited the investment as an example of her company's commitment toÂ new mobility strategies.
The carmakerÂ will "continue to roll-out additional initiatives to capture value in the convergence ofconnectivity, electrification and autonomous," she pledged in her keynote.
The Bolt EV can useÂ the latest mobile app technology to enable car sharing, advanced GPS routing and gamification, Barra said.