Chevrolet confirmed production of its next-generation pure electric vehicle, based on the Bolt EV concept. It will be built at the GM Orion Assembly facility in Michigan.
The Bolt EV concept was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America, made the following announcement shortly before the Chicago Auto Show:
“The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and unequivocal: build it.” said Batey. “We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles as the first affordable long-range EV in the market.”