Mary Barra, GM chairman and CEO, commented on the news:
Our team accepted the challenge to transform product development at GM and position our company for an all-electric future. What we have done is build a multi-brand, multi-segment EV strategy with economies of scale that rival our full-size truck business with much less complexity and even more flexibility.
Below are the links where you can find all our reports on events and all the EV news that GM released today
- GM reveals 10 new production EVs all at once, with range up to 400 miles
- Chevy Bolt EUV announced with Supercruise, longer wheelbase, and improved design
- 2021 Chevy Bolt revealed — significant redesign and your requests answered
- Cadillac Lyriq: GM’s first next-gen electric SUV built on new modular EV platform
- I saw all of GM’s upcoming electric vehicles: EV Hummers, huge Cadillacs, new Bolts E/UVs — AMA at 7 p.m. ET
One of the surprising announcements was the Chevy Bolt EUV (electric utility vehicle).
Chevy Bolt EUV specs and features
The Bolt EUV batteries are the same as the 66kWh Bolt using the same BEV 2 platform. However, with the bigger, heavier vehicle, the range will be shorter. We estimate 245 miles or so using the EPA rating scale.
As Seth Weintraub noted in his article, it’s basically a stretched-out Chevy Bolt.
The Bolt EUV is basically a stretched Bolt with some new amenities. It sits at roughly the same height with a 3-inch longer wheelbase, 3-inch longer trunk space, and a more SUV-like front hood. If you are coming into the Bolt cold, check out my description of the 2021 Bolt EV for the basics.
The Chevy Bolt EUV will include a bigger 11kW charging inverter. That compares to the regular Bolt’s 32A or 7.2kW charging. This should allow home and destination charge times to be reduced by 33% or so over the regular Bolt on a kWh basis.
The back seat will be bigger for adults as well. GM is offering a sunroof that opens up in the back. It’s motorized, but it’s not the traditional on the top model. It will also include a tow hitch upgrade option for bikes, but it’s not compatible with trailers.
Chevy Bolt EUV price and release date
GM hasn’t announced a price for the new car, but we expect around a $5,000 increase over the Chevy Bolt.
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GM also hasn’t announced a delivery date for the EUV but plans to announce more this summer. It will come after the 2021 Bolt so expect that it will arrive mid-2021 or so.