Thursday, October 22, 2015

GM Works With LG Corp. to Develop 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Works With LG Corp. to Develop 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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DURAND, Mich. –– Early in 2015, news broke that General Motors was developing the first long-range and affordable electric vehicle called the Chevrolet Bolt.

The automaker disclosed interest-piquing information claiming the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of driving 200 miles on a single electric charge, and has a projected value of $30,000. Now GM is working with LG Corp. to incorporate a number of advanced technologies into the Chevy Bolt, including:

  • Electric Drive Motor
  • Power Inverter Module (converts DC power to AC for the drive unit)
  • On Board Charger
  • Electric Climate Control System Compressor
  • Battery Cells and Pack
  • High Power Distribution Module (manages the flow of high voltage to various components)
  • Battery Heater
  • Accessory Power Module (maintains low-voltage power delivery to accessories)
  • Power Line Communication Module (manages communication between vehicle and a DC charging station)
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Infotainment System

GM Works With LG Corp. to Develop 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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“Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”

LG Electronics Vehicle Components has invested over $250 million in an engineering and manufacturing facility in Incheon, Korea, to produce the Bolt EV components, according to GM. Meanwhile, production of the 2017 Chevy Bolt will be held at GM’s Orion Township plant in late 2016.

There’s been a great deal of excitement, and even a little criticism over the Bolt name, surrounding GM’s latest innovation with EV technology. But now that GM is working with LG Corp. to develop the 2017 Bolt EV into an even more technologically advanced car than it was imagined to be, we couldn’t possibly anticipate its release more than we do right now. Get ready to see this new Chevy car on the lot at our Chevrolet dealer near Flint, MI, in 2017.

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