LG Electronics in partnership with GM (General Motors) are working on a car – The Chevrolet Bolt. What’s special with this car? It’s an electric car which is expected to last over 200 miles on a single charge. Awesome right? LG is slated to provide some parts of this car and this includes the onboard charger, battery cells and pack, battery heater and infotainment system.
Mark Reuss, GM executive VP of Global Product Development, had this to say:
“Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification,”
“By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”
The Chevrolet Bolt will reportedly launch in 2017 for a price of $30,000. Its also interesting to note that both companies have worked together in 2010. Then, LG was the sole supplier of battery cells for the first-generation Chevrolet Volt.