GM and LG partner to make an electric car : The Chevrolet Bolt

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.

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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.

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6 comments

  1. With the trend shifting more and more toward eschewing fossil fuels in automobiles, Nigeria has a long dark future ahead of her. unless we start diversifying aggressively from a predominantly monoproduct economy (oil).

    What did we do you with the earned petroldollars of past decades? The honeymoon is almost over..

  2. And dark days loom. But I think its not all doom for Nigeria yet. The country actually has more liquedified gas deposit than crude oil. If this come to pass, Nigeria will still remain relevant

  3. All fossil fuel will one day finish it’s left for us as a nation to see the handwriting on the wall and adapt to a changing global energy supply system..

  4. Most probable the Bolt will use some technology employed by the Volt. The initial drive for electric cars was driven by the high oil prices, however nowadays the oil price is much lower so it’s quite interesting that Chevrolet is investing in electric cars now.

  5. oil prices will rise again. also fossil fuels are limited in supply and demand is steadily increasing. the switch to electric vehicles is inevitable, just not a pressing concern. write it off as R&D

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