On October 2, 2017, GM outlined it’s “All-Electric Path to Zero Emissions” while also announcing a new electric offensive with 20 new all-electric vehicles which are set to launch in 2023. They also promised to launch two new electric cars in the next 18 months based on the Bolt EV. “In the next 18 months, GM will introduce two new all-electric vehicles based off learnings from the Chevrolet Bolt EV,” said Motortrend.com
It has been over 18 months, and there have been no signs of those new electric vehicles. However, GM has said they have released those two vehicles already: the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200, the two China-only vehicles produced by joint-venture partnerships in China. Just a few days later another report from GM came out filing a new trademark for a vehicle called ‘Bolt EUV.’
Motortrend.com can’t comprehend how GM would consider the Buick Velite 6 EV and Baojun E200 as the newest two Bolt EV-based electric vehicles that were supposed to launch. If GM used those vehicles to make it look like they respected their timeline and launched an actual new Bolt EV-based electric car as they initially intended, it would be funny to see how they pull it off. Either way, the writers at Motortrend are happy to see some evidence that GM is still working on the vehicles.
As for the name, it’s anyone’s guess what it can stand for, but the rumor buzzing the web is that it can stand for ‘Electric Utility Vehicle.’ What it can look like it’s also anyone’s guess. Something a little bigger than a Chevy Bolt EV, in the shape of an SUV or crossover than the Bolt EV, which looks like a compact car in some angles.
General Motor plans to launch at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. They have seriously been considering naming the new vehicle Bolt EUV. GM Authority reports that they have filed a trademark application for “Bolt EUV” on April 9th.
The trademark filing has confirmed the name will be used for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” No one is sure, but it stands to reason that EUV is short for “Electric Utility Vehicle.” Nothing has been confirmed except for new vehicle Bolt.
It has also come to light that GM has invested $300 million in the Orion assembly plant in Michigan to build the newest Chevy electric vehicle that will share the same platform as the Bolt. The automaker hasn’t specified the name or body style of the new vehicle. There has been no discussion on the original timeline of this new model.
The Orion plant produces the Bolt, as well as Cruise autonomous test vehicles. The model for the Bolt EUV is a mystery, but it is being planned for the Orion plant. What hasn’t been discussed is the new electric vehicles, including the Buick Velite 6 EV for China.
GM wants to introduce a new EV platform that will support various body styles and front-, rear, and all-wheel-drive configurations. The first to receive this modern flexible architecture is said to be a Cadillac. But CEO Marry Barra estimates EVs won’t be profitable for the company until “early next decade” or later.
GM has admitted (although there is no record of it) that is selling the Chevrolet Bolt at a loss, explaining why the company has been reluctant to ramp up production volume. Chevrolet analysts and Barry, have estimated that GM won’t begin to make a profit from its fully electric vehicles until next year. “We’ve talked about the fact that with our next generation of development, we want to make sure we have obtainable, profitable, desirable, and with the appropriate range,” she added.
GM has teased its next-gen BEV3 platform design via an undisclosed Cadillac concept. The luxury EV is said to begin production by 2021, giving the struggling luxury marque a second chance at electrification after the ELR was rapidly pulled from the market. It was only enticing a few customers to purchase a Volt-based hybrid with a Tesla Model S-level price tag.
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