Apr 27, 2023 - 03:58 pm
General Motors will stop producing the Chevrolet Bolt
General Motors has announced plans to stop production of the Chevrolet Bolt electric model at the end of this year, as company CEO Mary Barra told investors. So far, the Chevy Bolt EV and its larger offshoot Bolt EUV accounted for the bulk of the company’s EV sales.
Feb 3, 2023 - 05:10 pm
Movie heroes to save both the world and the environment
Electric cars are increasingly finding their way into films and series. The streaming giant Netflix has announced that it will increase the presence of electric vehicles in shows and films it produces itself. The first step is a cooperation with General Motors. VW is also placing its electric cars in films.
Oct 4, 2022 - 02:38 pm
General Motors to boost Bolt production
General Motors has announced that it will increase production of its electric models due to high demand – and not only for the new Ultium vehicles but also for the ageing Bolt series. This comes despite the previous production capacity not being fully utilized.
Apr 27, 2022 - 05:42 pm
Bolt set to expand with €150m investment
The Estonian mobility company Bolt Technology is going to invest more than 150 million euros this year to expand its e-scooter and e-bike business. By the end of this year, Bolt aims to expand its fleet to more than 230,000 micromobility vehicles in over 250 cities across Europe.
Apr 6, 2022 - 01:58 pm
NHTSA investigates LG ES battery recalls
The US Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration is moving to investigate LG Energy Solution’s faulty battery cells that led to fires in electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to ensure that all defective batteries have been recalled by car manufacturers.
Apr 5, 2022 - 12:00 pm
GM prepares for electric van production in Canada
General Motors will start producing electric vans at its plant in Ingersoll, Canada, later this year. Construction of the BrightDrop electric van is scheduled to begin there at the end of December. Light pickup production and a third shift will be introduced at the Oshawa assembly plant.
Feb 17, 2022 - 02:16 pm
General Motors to pick up Bolt production in April
GM said it will restart production of its Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV on April 4, as it continues to fix defective batteries as part of a global recall on the cars. This follows the idling of the Orion plant last summer, a production restart and another idle period last year.
Feb 9, 2022 - 12:10 pm
GM significantly boosts Hummer & Lyriq production
After General Motors announced a few days ago that it would deliver a total of 400,000 electric vehicles in North America this year and next year, there are now more details on the production plans for 2022. Two models in particular are now expected to produce significantly higher numbers.
Jan 20, 2022 - 11:14 am
GM receives tax break for factory renovation
General Motors has been granted a tax break for a planned $1.3 billion investment to expand its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan to produce more electric cars, according to U.S. media.
Aug 12, 2021 - 10:22 am
Total recall for Bolt turns into a horror for GM
The latest recall campaign for the Chevrolet Bolt due to ongoing battery problems is costing General Motors dearly. In its latest financial figures, the company itself has now put a figure on just how expensive: $800 million, or around $11,600 per car.
Feb 15, 2021 - 11:46 am
Chevrolet releases longer Bolt version
Chevrolet has unveiled the redesigned Bolt EV and a completely new, slightly larger Bolt dubbed EUV, both of which will be available in the US this summer. The refreshed Bolt has been made more affordable but relies on familiar technology for its powertrain.
Nov 2, 2020 - 01:19 pm
GM announces electric conversion kit
Starting in the second half of 2021, General Motors plans to sell an electric drive kit for hobbyists with components of the Chevy Bolt, which will enable them to convert conventional cars into electric cars.
Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm
Chevy Bolt batteries continue to cause headaches for GM
NHTSA, the US American Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration, launched an investigation in response to complaints about Chevrolet Bolt electric cars catching fire. Again, there appears to be a problem with the batteries.
Jul 8, 2020 - 12:49 pm
GM’s Orion Township plant suddenly goes all electric
In the USA, the General Motors plant in Orion Township in the Detroit area in Michigan State is becoming the Group’s second to go fully electric, right after GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. While the conversion to electric cars was planned for Detroit-Hamtramck for a long time, the transition at Orion Township has been somewhat sudden.
Apr 6, 2020 - 12:50 pm
Chevy Bolt no longer subsidized in the USA
Starting as of this month, the USA has stopped subsidizing General Motors’ only electric model to date, the Chevrolet Bolt. General Motors is the second carmaker after Tesla to reach the limit of cars sold.
Apr 1, 2020 - 01:18 pm
Chevy Bolt update postponed by one year
General Motors is postponing the 2021 launch of the revised fully-electric Chevrolet Bolt by one year due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Chevy Bolt will therefore not be offered until model year 2022.
Nov 5, 2019 - 05:42 pm
Chevrolet shows its electric hot rod
At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet has just unveiled the “Future of Hot Roding” with the electrically powered E-10 Concept. It is based on a 1962 C-10 pickup equipped with components from the Bolt EV, among others.
Aug 23, 2019 - 11:44 am
Chevy gives the Bolt a battery upgrade
The Chevrolet Bolt now has a slightly increased range of up to 259 miles (approx. 417 km) in the new model year. The battery capacity was slightly increased thanks to a new cell chemistry.
Mar 23, 2019 - 11:21 am
GM planning new electric car based on Chevy Bolt
General Motors has announced an investment of $300 million for its assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan. The investment is for the production of a new Chevrolet electric vehicle as part of a total $1.8BN push.
Jan 30, 2019 - 08:53 pm
Mexican fuel shortage as Chevrolet marketing chance
After a tapped gasoline pipeline exploded, the Mexican government closed several pipelines to combat fuel theft, leading to a nation-wide shortage of gasoline. Chevrolet Mexico immediately turned this into a marketing campaign for the e-model Bolt.
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:23 pm
GM cooperates with EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots
In the USA, General Motors is partnering with the three main charging station networks. Namely EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots will be providing customers of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt with access to more than 31,000 charging points.
Jan 3, 2019 - 02:26 pm
General Motors hits 200,000 EV milestone
General Motors has passed the 200,000 electric and hybrid vehicles sold milestone in the last quarter of 2018. This means that the subsidies for GM BEVs and PHEVs will be lowered starting in the second quarter of 2019.
Sep 6, 2018 - 05:47 pm
LG opens new battery factory for Chevy Bolt
In order to boost GM’s Chevy Bolt production by more than 20% this Fall, as planned, a new LG factory is being set up in Michigan, where they will supply battery packs to the GM assembly facility in Orion, where the Bolt is being manufactured.
Aug 7, 2018 - 04:20 pm
USA: GM getting close to 200,000 EV sales
General Motors is getting closer to the 200,000 EV cap for the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Still estimates suggests that they may have until early 2019 before the incentive is cut off but consequences for the Bolt EV could be stark.
Jul 5, 2018 - 01:43 pm
GM to speed up production of 2019 Chevy Bolt EV
GM announces to increase production rates of the Chevrolet Bolt EV by 20 percent in the last quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the Chevy Volt receives a few upgrades and may now charge twice as fast as before.