General Motors has announced that the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer a range of 565 kilometers on a single charge. One of the key barriers when it comes to transitioning to electric cars is range anxiety. This increase in range for the new Bolt could help make the Bolt more appealing to those who would like to be more environment friendly but are worried about the range when it comes to switching to an electric car.
The 2020 Volt thus offers an increase of 45 km when compared to previous variants and will serve as an electric car that can be used on a daily basis by those who want to adopt a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. The debut of the Bolt EV in the region at the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show was a highly anticipated event and the 2020 model will further build on this customer excitement and hopefully lead to more customers across the Middle East making the change to electric cars.
Chevrolet’s battery engineering team acted on customer feedback and worked on research and development to achieve this significant increase in range. They made small but impactful changes to the cell chemistry and thus improved the energy of the cell electrodes, leading to more range. Hence, the team managed to improve the range without making any changes to the physical battery pack or the way it was integrated into the vehicle structure.
Commenting on the new Volt, Farah Amhaz, Head of Brand – Chevrolet Middle East said that as a nameplate, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is truly driving the future with motorists looking forward to a smarter, more sustainable future. She said that the 2020 Bolt EV will play a key role in realizing the brand’s goal of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion in the region.
The Bolt EV is the first fully electric car from Chevrolet and is truly a game changer in the electric vehicle space. It has transformed the concept of electric cars being boring vehicles with its worry-free range and fun-to-drive characteristics ever since it arrived in the UAE in 2018.
The 2020 Bolt EV will be available in select markets in the Middle East including the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon by the end of 2019.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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