Chevrolet Bolt EV to disappear from lineup as new technology rolls out

Common Motors’ most inexpensive and obtainable electrical vehicle at present in the lineup — the Chevrolet Bolt — will finally vanish to make way for more EVs on the automaker’s Ultium system. 

GM has reported the upcoming Equinox EV, to be uncovered in September, is expected to start off at about $30,000, producing it 1 of the most very affordable EVs GM provides. The 2023 Bolt EV will commence at $26,595 and the EUV will start at $28,195. 

The Bolt and Bolt EUV, an SUV styling of the vehicle, are on the automaker’s BEV2 platform, which stands for battery electric vehicle. 

But GM’s impending EVs will be driven by its proprietary Ultium battery propulsion method, boosting the concern: How substantially longer will the Bolt be relevant to Chevrolet’s lineup?

“Will Bolt be in our portfolio ‘x’ numbers of many years from now? No, it will not,” Steve Majoros, Chevy’s vice president of marketing, instructed the Totally free Press on Monday. “It is a excellent merchandise suitable now. It will be with us for some time. But as we scale and ramp volume right here, portfolio’s modify.”

Majoros would not affirm timing for when the Bolt EVs will exit the lineup, but he said, “It’s heading to be with us for the foreseeable long run and as we ramp portfolio, then we’ll see about the long game for that, so … more to appear.”