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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM is increasing production of the electric Bolt later this year to meet global demand, said CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday. The comments came in a speech to energy industry leaders, but Barra declined to give exact numbers as to how many more Bolts the company would make. Built on the same line...
  2. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Stop thinking about roadsters. To the best of our knowledge, General Motors has no plans to enter the burgeoning electric sports car market, and we pray it wouldn't be a front-drive model if it did. No, the two-seater Chevrolet Bolt we speak of remains pretty much unchanged when viewed from the...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    When the federal government agreed to give do-gooders in electric cars a tax break, it didn't want to be on the hook when electric cars became mainstream. To defend itself against that, it capped the number of electric cars a manufacturer could sell with the tax break to 200,000. According to...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Chevrolet's two plug-in cars with the similar names - the Volt and Bolt - got off to tepid sales starts this year, with the Bolt doing comparatively better. General Motors reported 1,177 Bolt EVs sold in January, a mild 1.3-percent increase over last year's 1,162, whereas the Volt EREV saw 713...
  5. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Anyone who thinks General Motors isn't serious about electric vehicle leadership doesn't have a clue.  Despite Silicon Valley's derogatory ideology regarding conventional car companies like General Motors, the dinosaur from Detroit has been at the forefront of electrifying personal mobility...
  6. Global Chevrolet News
    As General Motors hurtles toward a fully electric horizon it leaves the future of the Chevrolet Volt in doubt.  According to GM Authority, production of the Chevrolet Volt at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck facility will halt come 2022. Now it's entirely possible this is heralding the end of production...
  7. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra outlined the company's vision of the future at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York on Wednesday. While the majority of her speech adhered to GM's current mantra of "zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion," we also got a taste of what...
  8. Global Chevrolet News
    Following another record sales month for the Chevrolet Bolt, the Tesla Model 3 is still languishing down in low volume territory. GM reported 2,781 Bolts found new homes in October 2017, another record figure for the 238-mile BEV. Sales have been on the rise since late summer when the Bolt...
  9. Global Chevrolet News
    Never mind competing with EVs from other manufacturers. With each passing month, it becomes ever clearer that the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt competes directly with another General Motors stablemate: the Chevrolet Volt. In October 2017, the Bolt - first sold last December and available...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's Cruise Automation is taking autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV test cars to New York City. The plan is to test the company's autonomous cars in one of the most difficult driving environments in North America. The New York State Governor's office says that the cars will cruise a five square mile...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    The Chevrolet Bolt EV has reached nationwide availability. Thanks to its widespread distribution a record number of Bolts found new homes last month. In September, 2,632 Bolts were sold, which is a 25% sales gain over the 2,107 sold in August when the car was available in less than half of the...
  12. Global Buick News
    When you think about it, it all adds up. There was no way the powertrain of the Chevrolet Bolt, America's first reasonably priced long-range electric vehicle, was ever going to remain solely the domain of one vehicle. General Motor's CEO, Mary Barra, alluded to as much following the Bolt's...
  13. Global Chevrolet News
    Chevy has prepared an entire fleet of self-driving Bolt EVs, showing that mass production is possible with this type of sophisticated technology. Chevy has built 130 Bolt EVs outfit with a full suite of self-driving hardware and software, showing that it can include this type of technology in...
  14. Global Chevrolet News
    Chevrolet's 238-mile Bolt EV is a major leap forward for mass-appealing electric cars. Why? Several reasons add up to make a nicely designed vehicle that does what it's supposed to, is enjoyable to drive and happens to boast amazing efficiency as well. As the first EV with over 200 miles...
  15. Global Chevrolet News
    If the automotive market were a foot, electric vehicles would be the curled-up toe on the outside edge. It doesn't take up a lot of space, you're not entirely sure what it's there for, and some people think it's weird. Still, it clearly has a purpose to serve and it's hard to imagine the foot...
  16. Global Chevrolet News
    In the first quarter of 2017 Chevrolet was among the world's largest manufacturers of electric vehicles. This is a list of truly sold BEVs, not delivered or ordered or any other song and dance designed to goose the numbers favorably. The numbers come to us via Forbes, via JATO Dynamics--that...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Profitability is right around the corner, but so far the sign marking the turn isn't in sight. That seems to be the gist of comments made by Mark Reuss, General Motors' executive vice president for product development, who recently claimed his company would be the first automaker to turn a...
  18. Global Chevrolet News
    In and out of the shop its entire life, GM has bought back one California man's problem-plagued Bolt EV. Harvey Payne's Bolt has had issues since he took delivery in February. It started with a coquettish service light that both OnStar personnel and dealership staff dismissed as a "unique...
  19. Global Chevrolet News
    The safest race in the world is happening right now--it's rapid, impossible to see and more expensive than any of us can imagine--oddly, it's for your steering wheel. General Motors and its self-driving startup, Cruise Automation, just elbowed their way to the front of the autonomous pack by...
  20. Global Chevrolet News
    Available in just seven states so far, some dealers are already offering deep discounts on the Chevy Bolt, while others are marking up prices in order to take advantage of early exuberance for GM's latest battery electric vehicle. The pricing disparity isn't even happening across state lines...
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