The celebrity science advocate Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”), best known for his work on the popular PBS educational series that uses his name, recently took delivery of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.
The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, recently revealed during a conversation with CNET’s RoadShow that the Chevy Bolt EV won’t simply be a standalone model — the platform will also be used for a “range” of different future electric vehicle models.
US electric car sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017. Growing 59% year over year (YoY), approximately 12,000 electric cars were sold across the country in January, accounting for approximately 1% of US auto sales.
A guy walks into a local Chevy dealer. Says, “Hey, you guys got any Bolts? That’s Bolt, with a B.” In return, the guy receives blank stares from the sales staff … replaced shortly by smiles, a negatory on the Bolt, and a verbal rundown of all the great models on the lot the guy would just love, such as the Cruze, the Sonic, the Malibu, and yes, the Volt. The Spark went unmentioned.
The EV market as a whole saw 30% growth for 2016 (compared to 2016) and 51% for December 2016 (compared to December 2015), which would be great for normal cars but may seem a bit weak on the surface for those of us who know how fast EV sales should and could be growing. But remember that 2016 was more of a prep year than a breakout year. This year (2017) and next (2018) are likely to be the big breakout years, thanks to the real arrival of the Chevy Bolt and the expected arrival of the Tesla Model 3.
Despite all of the pro-Bolt comments and reporting at the time, it seems that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s enthusiastic test drive of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV back in September didn’t lead to him purchasing one. […]
While it’s very likely to simply be a matter of the company looking to protect itself from potential lawsuits down the road, the Chevy Bolt EV owner’s manual section on battery degradation and range loss raises […]
According to a Chevrolet announcement, the very first Chevy Bolt EVs have been delivered to customers in Fremont (located in the San Francisco Bay Area). The 2017 Chevy Bolt offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range […]
Fan Theory/Joke: First-Gen Chevy Volt Had 38 Mile All-Electric Range, First-Gen Chevy Bolt Has 238 Mile Range, 2021 Chevy Jolt Should Have 438 Mile Range
An interesting numbers coincidence (or perhaps not coincidence) was recently brought up on the GM-Volt.com forum by the commentator “Lewis9,” who noted that the first-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV) had an EPA all-electric range rating […]
Those in the UK that were still holding out hope that GM/Vauxhall would sell a right-hand-drive version of the Chevy Bolt will probably be disappointed to hear that the company prefers to not “make a right-hand […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. While we’ve alluded to the fact that the Korean firm LG is actually the force behind much of the Chevy Bolt in the past, we’ve never really gone into detail on the […]
The Chevy Bolt launch is getting closer and closer … But it’s still a ways off. With that in mind, I decided to share this walkaround video of a red Chevy Bolt that recently came to my attention. […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. How large is the Chevy Bolt exactly? How do you tell if the model will be large enough to provide the interior space that you’re looking for in a car? When looking […]
How high will Chevy Bolt sales numbers go during the first year of being offered? Is 30,000 a reasonable guess? Or is that low-balling or high-balling it? How much of an effect will the recent unveiling […]
While the electric vehicle sector is often spoken of as a relatively homogenous entity, the truth is that there’s not necessarily that much overlap between buyers of a Tesla Model S, a Nissan LEAF, a Mahindra […]