The Chevrolet Bolt EV disappears from the lineup as new technology emerges

GM’s most affordable and accessible electric vehicle currently in the lineup – the Chevrolet Bolt – will eventually disappear to make way for more electric vehicles on the automaker’s Ultium platform.

GM said the future Equinox EV, which will be revealed in September, is expected to start at around $30,000, making it one of GM’s most affordable electric offerings. Pricing for the 2023 Bolt EV will start at $26,595 and the EUV will start at $28,195.

The Bolt and Bolt EUV, the SUV’s design for the vehicle, are on the automaker’s BEV2 platform, which stands for Battery Electric Vehicle.

But GM’s upcoming electric vehicles will be powered by its own Ultium battery propulsion system, which begs the question: How long will the Bolt fit into the Chevrolet lineup?

“Will the Bolt be in our ‘x’ portfolio a number of years from now?” Steve Majoros, Chevy’s vice president of marketing, told the Free Press on Monday. He will be with us for a while. But as we get bigger and bigger here, the portfolios change.”

Majoros wouldn’t confirm the timing of Bolt EVs leaving the lineup, but said, “They’ll be with us for the foreseeable future, and as we go through the portfolio, we’ll see next about the long game so…more is coming.”

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