Tag: Bolt

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jun 24, 2018 - 07:13 pm

Chevy’s bold sense of Schadenfreude

We thought “Schadenfreude” is a German-only trait but it appears that GM got their share of it. Following the recent burn out of a Tesla vehicle in motion, they offered the owners a brand new Chevy Bolt.

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Apr 15, 2018 - 08:07 pm

Fast-charging by EVgo for Maven car sharing by GM

General Motors and EVgo say they want to install “hundreds” of EV charging stations for use with GM’s Maven car sharing service. The growing numbers of gig drivers using the Chevy Bolt EV will now get a dedicated DC charging network across the States.

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Mar 9, 2018 - 07:19 pm

Chevy’s Bolt for commercial use with no backseats

General Motors is stripping out the Bolt EV in order to offer a cheaper version with more cargo space to commercial users such as fleet operators. It is an “incomplete” EV of sorts with no backseats, benefiting delivery services for example.

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Mar 7, 2018 - 11:47 am

Thief too dumb to drive EV

A criminal in Austin, Texas was apprehended after attempting to highjack a Chevy Bolt EV. The man was able to get into the car, but obviously was not aware of just how different it is to drive an electric car: He failed to get away with the vehicle, as he “didn’t know how to drive […]

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Feb 19, 2018 - 02:05 pm

Chevy Bolt EV boldly available

There might be some good in Model 3 deliveries being slow. At least that is what GM’s marketing  seem to have thought when designing their latest email campaign around one currently unique selling point of the Bolt EV.

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Oct 20, 2017 - 09:25 am

Mitsubishi, Magna, BOLT, Tesla, Nissan, Changan.

Mitsubishi to electrify its core model range: The Japanese carmaker has launched a three-year roadmap called “Drive for Growth” to improve its performance in terms of volume, revenues and profitability. As part of this plan, Mitsubishi intends to provide electrified solutions for each and every of its core models from 2020 on. The company also confirms plans to create an EV kei car. Further details have not yet been given.
mitsubishi-motors.com

Magna’s electric drivetrains made in China: The car supplier teams up with SAIC subsidiary Huayu Automotive Systems to create a JV for electric drivetrains at Chinese territory. The new company shall focus at the domestic market and already gained its first customer order: According to Magna, a not closer specified German carmaker ordered the company’s electric-drive powertrain system. The newly founded JV represents Magna’s first e-drive business in China.
magna.com

Electric scooter capable to send text messages: Dutch start-up BOLT Mobility has raised 3m euros through a crowd funding strategy in order to create its electric scooter called AppScooter. The vehicle with a range of up to 400 km and a base price of 2,990 euros convinced more than 2,000 investors. What is special about it, is that it provides a big touchscreen, 4G internet connection and smartphone connectivity, enabling e.g. automated text and phone call responses. Market launch is scheduled for 2018.
independent.co.uk, eenewseurope.com

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Conflict resolution at Tesla subsidiary: The employees of Tesla-owned manufacturer Grohmann Automation successfully fought for an improved salary structure and job guarantees until 2022. Thus, the German subsidiary’s stuff gets a salary increase of roughly 30 percent, starting with the current month. However, Tesla is not willing to join the branch’s collective agreement as it was requested by Germany’s largest union, IG Metall. But the new salary structure represents now anyway more or less the tariff level.
europe.autonews.com, teslarati.com, electrek.co

Nissan shows e-NV200 Fridge Concept: At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan will put its e-NV200 Fridge Concept on display, an utility van to transport chilled foods. The electric vehicle is designed to meet urban requirements and features an additional battery pack to power a refrigeration unit. While the vehicles lithium-ion battery provides 24 kWh, the refrigeration equivalent comes with 12 kWh.
newsroom.nissan-global.com

Changan to produce solely EVs by 2025: Within the next 8 years, Chinese car manufacturer Changan will transform into a pure EV maker, according the company’s own information. In order to do so, the Chinese want to create three NEV platforms and invest a total of 100bn Yuan (12bn euros) into its electrification strategy.
autonews.gasgoo.com, reuters.com

Oct 9, 2015 - 08:10 am

ZSW, Berkeley Lab, LMU Munich, Bolt.

Cheaper Li-ion batteries: Researchers at the German ZSW (Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung) have developed a new cathode material for Li-ion batteries. The lithium nickel manganese oxide obtained up to 40 percent higher energy density than existing materials and is more cost-effective, according to ZSW.
zsw-bw.de (in German)

Berkeley Lab rewarded: Eight million dollars in funding habe been awarded to Berkeley Lab for two new research efforts by the Department of Energy. One is to find new materials for hydrogen storage and another for optimising fuel-cell performance and durability.
newscenter.lbl.gov

Light to hydrogen: German chemists have introduced a new class of porous organic materials that can be used for light-driven production of hydrogen gas. The so-called covalent organic frameworks (COFs) work well in molecular engineering.
nanowerk.com, nature.com

Kickstart the Bolt M-1 as it is asking for funding on Indiegogo. The electric two-wheeler hovers between a scooter and motorcycle (we reported) and it looks as if that mix appeals. Already, 160,000 dollars of the required 200,000 have been collected with another 20 days left.
indiegogo.com (campaign) via insideevs.com

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