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Posts Tagged: Chevrolet Bolt

GM sells Opel to PSA – What does this mean for the European Bolt?

GM has confirmed that it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, for 2.2 billion euros ($2.33 billion). GM has controlled Opel for more than 90 years, but it has lost almost $20 billion over the past two decades. Currency fluctuations due to Brexit contributed to a $257 million loss in 2016,… Read more »

GM’s LA car-sharing fleet adds 100 Chevy Bolts, offers free charging

Maven, General Motors’ year-old car-sharing service, is adding over 100 Chevy Bolts to its fleet in Los Angeles. Maven also plans to offer the Bolt in San Diego and San Francisco in the near future. According to GM, Maven has been “doing gangbusters” in LA: since launching in October 2016, the service has seen average… Read more »

AeroVironment to provide official home charging station for 2017 Bolt

GM has named AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS as the official charging station accessory for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV), which also makes drones and missiles for military customers, builds a variety of EVSE, from workplace charging stations to portable “trunk chargers.” As an official accessory, AeroVironment’s EVSE-RS charging station will be labeled with a… Read more »

GM’s South Korean design studio breaks new ground with the Bolt

GM execs are hoping the upcoming Bolt EV will sell in serious volume, and they wanted a design that’s expressive and distinct without looking too sci-fi. For this, they turned to the company’s South Korean design studio. The center began designing the Bolt in 2012, and found it to be a tall order. Designers were… Read more »

GM/Lyft Express Drive rental program expands to California, adds EVs

GM and Lyft plan to expand their Express Drive short-term vehicle access program to California and Colorado. California members will have access to the Volt, and the upcoming Bolt when it becomes available later this year. GM invested $500 million in Lyft in January. Express Drive, which began earlier this year in select cities including… Read more »

The new Chevrolet Bolt bares all in juicy powertrain pictures

GM has always been pretty good about showing us the details of its technology. Now it’s showing off the upcoming Bolt’s electric powertrain in a series of detailed photos. The Bolt represents the pinnacle of GM’s electric technology, and it’s particularly interesting to see how that has been steadily improving. We get an up-close look… Read more »

Video: Pre-production Chevrolet Bolts already rolling off the line

GM has announced that pre-production units of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt are rolling off the assembly line. The company released photos and a video from its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, showing the white and grey newborns trundling down the line in their cradles. Chevrolet has not announced a firm target date for the first… Read more »

Chevrolet Bolt EV to be sold in Europe as Opel Ampera-E

For reasons best known to themselves, automakers routinely sell the same or similar cars under different names (badges) in different markets. This was the case with the first-generation Chevrolet Volt – a cosmetically different version was sold in Continental Europe as the Opel Ampera, in the UK as the Vauxhall Ampera, and as the Holden… Read more »