The Chevrolet Bolt EV concept that was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January this year, was confirmed for production in February. Right after the EV concept’s debut, many media reports emerged saying that if the concept goes into production, the name of the car would be changed to avoid confusion with the Volt. The rumours escalated following the production confirmation in February. Steering News stayed away from reporting these rumours as they were expected to be nothing more than that.
Now a fresh report from USA Today confirms that the production EV will bear the ‘Bolt’ moniker. The report claims that the confirmation comes straight from Tim Mahoney, Chief Marketing Office (CMO) of the brand. The image association between the two EVs “connotes good things”, says Mr. Mahoney.
The Bolt EV will be manufactured at the Orion Assembly facility in Michigan, USA. GM did not share info on the start of production, but it is rumoured that the car would launch in late 2016.