A couple of months in the past, Normal Motors introduced that it might now not promote the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. Gross sales hadn’t precisely been stellar, but it surely was nonetheless unhappy to see some of the inexpensive electrical autos in the marketplace go away. In spite of everything, not everybody who needs an EV can afford a Lucid Air or Porsche Taycan, nor does everybody want one. However now it sounds just like the Chevrolet Bolt may not really be gone for good.
The Drive stories that in an interview with NPR, GM CEO Mary Barra made it sound prefer it’s solely a matter of time earlier than we see a brand new Bolt. In line with Barra, the Bolt was actually solely canceled as a result of it used outdated battery expertise, and folks know the title properly sufficient to probably make it value bringing again.
“It’s our second-generation expertise. And the distinction between our second era and third era, which is Ultium, is a 40% discount in battery value,” Barra advised NPR. “Bolt is one thing that has constructed up a number of loyalty and fairness,” she added earlier than saying that she “can’t say extra as a result of I don’t talk about future product applications.”
Is that an official affirmation that we’ll see a redesigned Chevrolet Bolt launched within the subsequent few years? Not precisely. However does it sound like there’s a brand new Bolt within the works? We’d wish to suppose so. Certain, the upcoming Equinox EV will in all probability be extra widespread as a result of it seems extra like a crossover (regardless of Chevrolet’s insistence that the unique Bolt was technically a crossover), however not each EV must be a crossover. We’d like to see the return of an inexpensive electrical hatchback that makes use of fashionable battery expertise and presents sooner charging. Fingers crossed that truly occurs.