Next-Gen Chevrolet Bolt Confirmed to Embrace Ultium Technology!
General Motors has officially confirmed that a next-generation Chevrolet Bolt is in the works, and it will come with significant updates. The new Bolt will be based on GM's Ultium battery and drive technology, aiming to deliver great affordability and range . This announcement comes after the success of the current Bolt, which has seen record sales and high customer satisfaction and loyalty scores. Moreover, the Bolt has been successful in attracting customers from non-GM brands, making it an important source of conquest sales.
The next Bolt will adopt Ultium-style battery tech similar to other upcoming GM EVs like the Equinox EV, Blazer EV, and Silverado EV. This strategic move will allow GM to streamline its EV production and possibly enhance fast-charging capabilities. However, concerns arise due to slow production of Ultium batteries, which has impacted the automaker's ability to deliver on its ambitious EV goals.
GM's CEO, Mary Barra, stated that the new Chevrolet Bolt will be brought to market on an accelerated timeline, but specific launch details have not been provided. The company's earnings report showed positive results, indicating a profitable period despite the supply chain challenges.
While the exact launch date and available body styles for the next-gen Bolt have not been disclosed, it is expected to join GM's expanding lineup of electric vehicles, which includes the Silverado EV, Blazer EV, and Equinox EV launching this year.
The Ultium platform is expected to reduce battery costs by 40% compared to the previous generation, potentially allowing the new Bolt to be priced below $30,000, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious EV shoppers.
Excitement for Chevrolet's electric lineup is at an all-time high, with the Equinox EV, Blazer EV, and Silverado EV scheduled for launch this year. However, the anticipation for the Chevrolet Blazer EV SS, in particular, has reached a fever pitch. Enthusiasts were hoping to see this high-performance electric SUV hitting the roads sooner rather than later. However, there has been a slight delay, the release date has been pushed back to Spring 2024.
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