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Chevrolet promises to build $30k Bolt EV with 200-mile range

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By Zane Merva

Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com

2/12/2015


Exactly one month after introducing the all-electric Bolt to the world, Chevrolet is now promising to build it. Today the company confirmed that it will produce the Bolt EV as its next generation all-electric vehicle.


Chevrolet also confirmed that the Bolt will be developed with two goals in mind. A 200-mile all-electric range and a $30,000 price tag. While the production vehicle will share the concept's name, don't expect them to look exactly the same. The production version will most likely undergo some styling and functional changes before it goes on sale.


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The Bolt will be produced Michigan at the Orion Assembly facility. The company simultaneously announced a $200-million investment to get ready for Bolt production. Orion will receive $160-million for tooling and equipment while Pontiac Metal Center Facilities will receive $40-million for new dies. The Bolt will be produced at the same facility that currently produces the Buick Verano and Chevrolet Spark


Chevrolet has not yet announced a model year or on sale target for the Bolt.


General Motors Says

Leveraging the industry-leading battery technology found in the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, the Bolt EV concept was developed as a game-changing, long-range pure electric for all 50 states, designed to offer more than a GM-estimated 200 miles of range at a target price of around $30,000.

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Buick Verano & Chevy spark? I thought the Buick Encore was made at Orion with the Spark, and the Verano was made with the Cruze...

 

I am confused.

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The Chevy Cruze is produced in Lordstown, Ohio. That is the only model built there.

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You live Girard IIRC is close to there so you are probably right... I thought the Verano shared the platform with the Cruze tho... oh well...

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Buick Verano & Chevy spark? I thought the Buick Encore was made at Orion with the Spark, and the Verano was made with the Cruze...

 

I am confused.

 

Spark is built in Changwon; South Korea; Cruze is made in Lordstown, OH; Verano shares the Orion, MI Plant with the Sonic.

 

but let's hope the Bolt doesn't fall into the same trap as its Bigger Brother the Volt: Its $30K Pricetag is only achievable with a massive Federal Tax Credit.

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