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GM unveils all-electric Chevy Bolt EUV and redesigned, less-expensive Bolt EV

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General Motors is taking another step toward its zero-emissions future.

The Detroit-based company open a new, all-electric Chevy Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle, or EUV, alongside its newly redesigned Chevy Bolt Electric Conduit on Sunday evening. The new Chevy Bolt EUV is designed to bring the best of the Chevy Bolt, first released in 2017, but in a taller and longer SUV-like share, GM executives said.

The vehicles are the first from Chevrolet equipped with GM’s hands-free Super Cruise semi-autonomous highway persistence system, which uses facial recognition to identify whether the driver is paying attention so there’s no need for them to against the steering wheel while the system is operating.

Super Cruise is limited to more than 200,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada that accept been lidar-mapped to assist the on-board system of cameras, radars and sensors.

The new 2022 Bolt utility vehicle, which starts at $33,995, is on every side 6 inches longer than the Bolt EV and has a “modern, muscular design and a roomier interior and ample rear legroom.” The mechanism features a “distinctive front-end with a sculpted grille,” standard LED headlamps, and an upscaled interior, GM executives said.

2022 Away EUV

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Meanwhile, the revamped 2022 Bolt EV, which starts at $31,995, includes a number of new design updates. GM cut the starting price for the new Bolt EV by more than $5,000 lower from the 2021 model, which starts at answerable to $37,000, because the cost of the battery technology fell.

The hatchback features a more upright bumper cover, or fascia, and updated hinterland seats that are “more comfortable with a triangular geometric pattern and contrast color stitching providing a numerous upscale look and feel,” Jesse Ortega, executive chief engineer for the new Bolt EV and EUV, on a media call with newspapermen.

Both of the new vehicles feature a 10.2-inch-diagonal infotainment color touchscreen and integrated climate controls “for clean, intuitive interfaces.”

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The Bolt EV has a range of 259 miles on full charge while the Bolt EUV hits 250 miles. Drivers wishes be able to view their current charging status, customize their charge settings and set up notifications through the myChevrolet Unfixed App.

“Since 2017, we have sold more than 100,000 Bolt EVs globally, and our owners have accumulated more than 1.2 billion miles of EV go,” Steven Majoros, Chevy vice president of marketing, told reporter on the call. “Bolt EV has helped make Chevrolet the bunch two selling EV brand and current Bolt EV sales were up 26% in 2020.”

The new and refurbished vehicles are part of the company’s plan to throw 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025. The updated Bolt EV was scheduled to come out last year, but GM delayed the channel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial to doing so,” GM President Mark Reuss bring up in a statement. Industry analysts have been expecting the Bolt EUV for years to grow scale of the company’s EV platform.

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Both vehicles are underpinned and powered by GM’s battery electric vehicle 2 platform, which first skiffed with the Bolt EV in December 2016. The company has only sold about 79,000 vehicles since then.

Later this year, the friends’s next-generation EV platform with a new battery system called Ultium are expected to launch with the 2022 GMC Hummer EV cavort utility truck, or SUT. Initial availability of the Hummer EV in the fall will start at $112,595.

The Bolt EV and EUV are expected to help GM appease mainstream stirring vehicle buyers, while the company scales up its Ultium platform to lower the cost of its next-generation EVs. Ortega told newscasters there’s “no intent” to move the Bolt EV to the Ultium platform.

The vehicles are part of GM’s plan to launch 30 new EVs globally subsumed under a $27 billion investment in electric and autonomous vehicles from 2020 through 2025.

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