GM execs say Chevy Bolt’s range could surpass 200 miles

The Detroit automaker has announced a joint development with Korea's LG Electronics to design Bolt components.

October 22, 2015   by The Canadian Press

WARREN, Mich. — General Motors executives are saying that the company’s entry into the long-range electric vehicle market should go more than 200 miles on a single charge.

The company also plans to market the hatchback Chevrolet Bolt as a crossover SUV when it comes out late next year.

The comments were made at an event at GM’s technical centre north of Detroit announcing joint development efforts with LG Electronics of Korea to design Bolt components. LG Electronics will jointly design and build the Bolt’s electric motor, infotainment screen and other components. LG Chem already has worked with GM on the battery design.

GM product development chief Mark Reuss said the company’s 200-mile range estimate for the Bolt is a bit conservative. He would not give an exact number.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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