Posts Tagged: Chevrolet Bolt

EVs take over GM’s home page

Are the legacy automakers serious about EVs? That’s a complex question, and the answer depends on when and whom you ask – every brand has its pro- and anti-EV execs, and corporate strategies can shift from one month to the next. However, if the appearance of a company’s home page is any indication, then GM… Read more »

2020 Chevy Bolt to offer 259 miles of range

Starting with model year 2020, the Chevy Bolt will offer an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles, a 21-mile increase over previous model years. Chevy says its battery engineering team improved the cell electrodes by making small changes to the cell chemistry, which allowed them to increase the vehicle range without needing to change the physical… Read more »

Chevrolet unveils photos of new Menlo electric utility vehicle

Western EV fans were exhilarated to read about the upcoming launch of the Chevrolet Menlo – the US and European markets badly need more electric crossover and SUV options. Alas, the excitement quickly turned to disappointment when we learned that, once again, this new EV will be sold only in China. CarNewsChina describes the Menlo… Read more »

EV Connect and GM aim to enhance Bolt drivers’ charging experience

EV Connect and GM will partner to improve the charging experience of Chevrolet Bolt drivers by providing real-time charging station data, including updates on the status of chargers. The data will be used in future versions of the myChevrolet app. Jordan Ramer, founder and CEO of EV Connect, said, “For society to fully realize all the benefits… Read more »

EV outliers: Oslo, San Francisco…and St Petersburg?

Many readers are surprised to learn that Charged is headquartered not in California, but in St Petersburg, Florida. Once a sleepy retirement center nicknamed “God’s Waiting Room,” nowadays “The Burg” is a hipster hotspot, replete with art galleries, craft breweries and vegan eateries. Another distinction that places St Pete in the avant-garde: it’s an EV… Read more »

Keeping federal EV tax credit alive a tough sell for GM as it lays off workers and closes factories

General Motors is fighting to retain the $7,500 federal tax credit for plug-in vehicle purchases, but the company’s recently announced layoffs and plant closings may make it a tough sell in Washington. As GM nears the 200,000-vehicle cutoff point after which the tax credit will be phased out, the incentive’s very existence is uncertain. One… Read more »

Tesla, GM and Nissan advocate for extending the federal EV tax credit

The federal EV tax credit is something of a blunt instrument, but there’s little doubt that it has encouraged a substantial number of EV purchases. The future of the $7,500 tax credit is uncertain. Recently, one Republican senator introduced a bill to expand the credit, and another introduced a bill to get rid of it… Read more »

Will GM’s executive reshuffle increase emphasis on EV infrastructure?

General Motors is restructuring the leadership of its global strategy and electrified vehicle units. Pam Fletcher, currently VP of Global Electric Vehicle Programs, will take over the newly created position of Vice President, Innovation, reporting directly to CEO Mary Barra. Ms. Fletcher previously reported to Doug Parks, VP of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs. Mr…. Read more »

Comparing the Bolt and Model 3 battery packs

There are two long-range, mid-priced EVs in town, and a (hopefully) friendly rivalry is developing between them. So, how do the two battery packs compare? A recent article in InsideEVs discusses the surprisingly large differences between the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3 packs. In a pair of lengthy videos from WeberAuto, Professor John Kelly… Read more »