Timing and specific details about the next-generation Bolt will be announced at a later date.  -  Photo: GM

Timing and specific details about the next-generation Bolt will be announced at a later date.

Photo: GM

A popular electric vehicle (EV) model for public sector fleet managers is returning, reimagined. General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra announced during the company's quarterly earnings conference call on July 25 that Chevrolet will introduce a next-generation Bolt.

In late April, GM announced it was ending production of the Bolt. A spokesperson told Government Fleet that the automatker was focusing on growing its EV portfolio with the Ultium platform.

A GM spokesperson released a statement to Government Fleet about the update saying, "Adding electric vehicles to government fleets, paired with the needed infrastructure to support them, is a great way to get more EVs on the road as we work towards a zero-emission, all-electric future. As America’s Most Affordable EV, the Chevrolet Bolt is a great option for government fleets amongst Chevy’s growing EV line up."

Drawing on various Ultium and Ultifi technological advancements will help GM bring the popular model back to market on an accelerated timeline. Timing and specific details about the next-generation Bolt will be announced at a later date.

“Our customers love today’s Bolt...We will keep the momentum going by delivering a new Bolt…and we will execute it more quickly compared to an all-new program with significantly lower engineering expense and capital investment by updating the vehicle with Ultium and Ultifi technologies and by applying our ‘winning with simplicity’ discipline," Barra said.

The Bolt will join Chevrolet’s growing lineup of all-electric vehicles, three of which are launching this year — Silverado EV, Blazer EV, and Equinox EV. The Silverado EV will be available in a work truck model, the Silverado EV WT. The Blazer EV will be available in a pursuit-rated model, the Blazer EV PPV.

From its market introduction in 2017, the Chevrolet Bolt was the first long-range, mass-produced EV available to customers at a truly affordable price, GM reported in a press release. Sales of Bolt EV and Bolt EUV through the first half of 2023 have been the strongest to date.

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Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes

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Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet publications. She has also written for School Bus Fleet.

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