Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chevrolet Confirms Production of EV All-electric Vehicle

Electric vehicle based off Bolt EV concept to be built in Michigan

The next-generation pure-electric vehicle is up next on Chevrolet’s checklist as the U.S. company committed in mid-February to its production. The vehicle will be based on Chevrolet’s Bolt EV concept and scheduled for production at its Orion plant north of Detroit.

 GM North America President Alan Batey said consumers were succinct about their thoughts on the EV concept — build it.

“We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles,” Batey said.

Leveraging the industry-leading battery technology found in the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, The Bolt EV concept looks to expand on the industry-leading battery technology from the Volt and Spark EV. Chevrolet wants its next-generation electric vehicle developed as a game-changing, long-range pure electric for all 50 states and designed to offer more than a GM-estimated 200 miles of range.

The progressively styled concept vehicle features selectable driving modes for preferred driving styles, such as daily commuting, and it was designed to support DC fast charging.

The start of production for the new electric vehicle has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Jim Butler Chevrolet in St. Louis’ blog and follow us on social media for more details.

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