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Cruise Automation is calling its newest model the first production self-driving car, at least it will be once it gets the software sorted out. “Today, we’re unveiling the world’s first mass-producible car designed to operate without a driver,” Cruise Automation CEO Kyle Vogt said of the highly modified Chevy Bolt. “This isn’t just a concept […]

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Today General Motors reported modest August sales for the extended-range Chevy Volt while the up-and-coming Bolt EV saw an incremental gain to a new high. The Volt’s 1,445 sales were down 30.6 percent from 2,081 sales in August 2016, and the Bolt EV’s 2,107 August 2017 sales were ahead of its previous high of 1,971 […]

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Last month for the first time Chevrolet’s Bolt EV outsold the Volt. The compact crossover’s 1,971 sales outdistanced it from a relatively low month for the Volt, which delivered only 1,518 units, a nearly 37 percent decline from 2,406 sales a year prior and not far ahead of the on-its-way-out Nissan Leaf’s 1,283. This year […]

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The next electric vehicle from General Motors might be a Buick crossover. That information comes from Inside EVs which reports that it got the information from a source who attended a focus group about the new vehicle in California. That GM was planning more vehicles based on the Bolt EV platform is not new, but […]

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV Bolt EV has been declared by the insurance institute of Highway Safety as a very safe car. How safe? It is the first all-electric vehicle for 2017 to win am IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the new compact crossover rolling out nationwide this year did so by earning “good” ratings in […]

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Nissan has said its next Leaf will compete with the Chevy Bolt EV and a drive report saying for year-one its battery could have two-thirds the capacity indicates it just may. The Bolt was built in response to Tesla’s Model 3 as a 200-plus-mile EV priced in the upper-mid 30s but as many an EV […]

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Chevrolet’s 238-mile range Bolt EV is a major leap forward among mass-appeal electric cars and for now arguably the best. Why? Several reasons that add up to a nicely designed vehicle that does what it’s supposed to, while being enjoyable to motor around in, and boasting amazing efficiency as well. As the first EV with […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV is only just rolling out to dealers across the country, but Chevrolet says it’s already managed to save 175,000 gallons of gasoline. That’s compared to an average 26 mpg car, and fuel savings for the gas-engine-free electric car come fast, in direct proportion to miles traveled. Through April 2, Chevrolet says […]

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A dedicated evangelical hypermiler in California has just squeezed out more than 300 miles from his Chevrolet Bolt EV on a single charge. Beating the EPA’s 238-mile range estimate was no easy task. Spread out over 100 freeway and 200 city miles, Glenn Williams achieved this astonishing figure in near perfect conditions, while 50 and […]

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