Ford Readying Chevrolet Bolt Rival For Los Angeles Reveal
March 5th, 2015 3:55 AM Share
Not one to be left in the dust, Ford is preparing a rival low-cost EV to go after the Chevrolet Bolt for a Los Angeles reveal this year.
AutoGuide reports the plug-in EV would be a stand-alone model instead of a repurposed product like a Fiesta or Focus. Ford hopes to beat Chevrolet to the punch with a production version before the Bolt hits showrooms in 2017, though both vehicles would likely reach customers before Tesla’s low-cost Model 3 sees the light of day.
Though little else has been found on this project, a concept version of Ford’s Bolt is expected to bow at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Published March 5th, 2015 8:00 AM
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An all-electric B-Max? That would seem the easiest product to complete and release to be competitive.
My phone is being slow, but what sells either of these vs the established Leaf? Are they nicer inside new? I'd google, but...
Brand new vehicle w/new technology engine and drivetrain being rushed into production-what could go wrong?
The Focus EV is a poor seller because it is a retrofit; thus, no cargo space. I think a "ground-up" BEV from Ford would do better sales-wise. Good to see that GM is upping the ante with the "Bolt" (Please, GM, find another name, FAST).