The special guest of the latest Autoline After Hours was Steve Majoros, Chevrolet Marketing Director, who talked about the Chevrolet Bolt EV in the first half-hour block.
Overall, it was a pretty interesting interview about general Bolt EV performance, features, design, marketing, target group, comparison to Volt and even the Tesla Model III.
GM is seems pretty proud of the Bolt EV (most of us really like it too) and the company is confident that they will be able to deliver those cars by the end of this year with mass volume in mind. High sales are expected to be the result of 200+ miles of range with a 60 kWh battery, an affordable price, great performance, five seats, decent cargo space and new technology features.
Interesting was one of the last thoughts on DC fast charging, as GM is considering DC fast chargers at dealerships – Steve Majoros notes that dealers are not necessarily conveniently located, which gives us hope that maybe GM will install chargers along the way, with a mix of stations at dealers.
In next part about the recent NAIAS show, Autoline After Hours’s crew touched on other plug-ins. John McElroy expressed doubts in Faraday Future’s business model (to put it mildly). Funny was the explanation for no “plug-in” in the name of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – well, it seems Chrysler did not want to worry customers about having to plug-in that van.
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