The Chevrolet Bolt EV Overview Updated March 15, 2018

The Chevrolet Bolt EV

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July 2015 - March 2018

The Chevy Bolt EV is GM’s first long-range all-electric vehicle. It’s a “compact crossover” utility vehicle with 238 miles of range and a starting price of $37,500 before incentives.

GM started producing the Bolt in October 2016 and the vehicle should make it to dealerships not long after in markets with ZEV mandates first, like California. Full US rollout should finish by mid 2017.

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Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 15

GM announced today that it is investing $100 million into upgrading two factories to start making the production version of its self-driving Chevy Bolt EV for its upcoming driverless ride-sharing service to be launched next year. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 7

GM CEO Mary Barra reiterated the company’s commitment to zero-emission vehicles and announced that they are increasing Chevy Bolt EV production. expand full story

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Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 2

GM has been using the Chevy Bolt EV electric car has an anchor vehicle for its car-sharing network, Maven. 

Now they are using it again today by sending 20 Chevy Bolt EVs to Austin. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 1

EVgo today announced price drops, a simpler scheme and longer charge windows to “the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations”. EVgo says that the new rates match or beat gasoline on a per mile basis and the new service will be a boon for apartment dwellers and current/prospective EV buyers who need to take trips outside of their EV range. However, there are some important details to consider.

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Industry analysts suggested that Tesla’s delays in ramping up Model 3 production and reaching its promised base price of $35,000 would open the door for other all-electric vehicles in the same price range, but it doesn’t seem to be the case so far.

GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales in the US are still significantly down from the highs of 2017. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories February 28

In quite a strange story that happened in Austin, Texas last weekend, a thief successfully hijacked a Chevy Bolt EV, but failed to get away with the car because he ‘didn’t know how to drive electric’, according to the police. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories February 15

The Chevy Bolt EV came to Europe as the Opel Ampera E around the same time that GM sold its European operation to PSA.

The change affected the rollout of the electric vehicle in Europe, but Opel announced this week that it is bringing an electric Corsa, which is in the same segment as the Ampera E, to market. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories February 1

GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales started significantly down in 2018 on a month-to-month basis, but they remain slightly up over the same period last year. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories January 16

GM ended up delivering over 23,000 Chevy bolt EVs in the US during its first full year of production, but availability was limited in other markets.

Despite troubles in Europe where the vehicle is sold as the Opel Ampera-E, 2018 is expected to be a more important year for GM’s only all-electric vehicle sold internationally.

Now, we learn that South Korea could become an important market for the car as GM confirms that it is allocating 5,000 units to the country for the year. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories January 12

Google this week announced that it was putting Google Assistant on Android Auto which basically means that your Android phone is now a Google Home/Amazon Echo type of device in your car that you can talk to. This, as opposed to having to push the button on the steering wheel, is great for passengers who want to ruin my music vibe.

Unfortunately, my Chevy Bolt was on an older version of the firmware which apparently isn’t OTA upgradable and cut out Android Auto on my Google Pixel every few minutes. To properly test and use Google Assistant, I was going to need to get a firmware update. Off to the Chevy dealer, right?

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