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General Motors will tap into Michigan’s new self-driving car law and Chevy Bolt production to become the first automaker to mass-produce autonomous vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra yesterday said the automaker will “immediately” begin testing self-driving Bolts on public roads near the GM Technical Center in the Detroit area. The company expects the first self-driving […]

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Making good on a hint made a year ago, Chevrolet today delivered its first three Bolt EVs to retail customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The deliveries of the company’s first EV for national distribution come within days of the sixth-year anniversary of the Chevy Volt and the 20th anniversary of the GM EV1. […]

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General Motors has named AeroVironment’s level 2 EVSE-RS charger as the official home charging station for the Chevy Bolt. As the all-electric Bolt makes its debut in California and Oregon this year, GM is giving its seal of approval to AeroVironment’s 32-amp EVSE-RS for home charging. As an official accessory, it will be labeled with […]

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General Motors will be losing a lot of money for every Chevrolet Bolt that it starts selling before the end of this year, according to an opinion piece. Bloomberg published today a feature claiming GM will lose up to $9,000 for each Bolt that it manufactures and sells. “Sounds crazy, but the damage makes perfect […]

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Winning Green Car of the Year yesterday wrapped up an award-winning week for the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. Earlier this week on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show, the Bolt was named Motor Trend Car of the Year. The electric car was also named a finalist for the North American Car of the Year that […]

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Weeks before it shows up at dealerships, the Chevrolet Bolt was just named the 2017 Car of the Year by Motor Trend. Pam Fletcher, General Motors’ electric vehicle chief, and North American President Alan Batey, took the award during a ceremony marking the start of the annual Los Angeles Auto Show. Other finalist for the […]

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Lyft drivers will be the first to receive all-electric Chevy Bolts as they roll off the production line later this year, a Lyft executive said Wednesday. “Drivers on the Lyft platform will be receiving Bolts to drive first,” said Emily Castor, Lyft’s director of transportation. Castor spoke at the World Mobility Leadership Forum at Metro […]

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is choosing the Chevy Bolt over the Tesla Model 3 and gave the upcoming all-electric car a thumbs up on his Facebook page. While not for sale until later this year, a General Motors spokesman said that it arranged for Wozniak to test the vehicle earlier this week, according to Fortune. […]

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Cruise Automation is now testing a self-driving Chevy Bolt in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a social media post. The company revealed a photo yesterday of a test model Bolt with a LiDAR unit mounted on top, parked in a Scottsdale lot. The Twitter posting said that “We’re testing @Cruise autonomous tech on @Chevrolet Bolt EVs […]

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Rumors are circulating that the Nissan Leaf is about to get a range extension, thanks to a 40-kWh battery. If true, come November Leaf buyers will be able to buy the car in three trims, with the base model having a 30-kWh battery, and the mid- and top-trims will get the 40-kWh battery. The 24-kWh […]

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