The new electric Chevrolet Bolt arrives in September with a futuristic look

The new electric Chevrolet Bolt arrives in September with a futuristic look


After a long delay due to chip shortages and battery recall, the The new Chevrolet Bolt, which started pre-sales a year ago, is finally on its way to Brazil. This story has already become a soap opera, but now it looks like the next chapter is in the air. The promise is that the electric hatch revised in the United States in 2021 will arrive here in August, and deliveries will begin in September.

On sale in the country since 2019 (it debuted in 2016 in the US), the Bolt will come with a modern aesthetic and interior. Therefore, fashion brings the latest style of electric cars of Chevrolet, and relaunched tie brand’s offensive in automotive electrification in Brazil.

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The new Bolt has new headlights and headlights, and a list of standard equipment, which, for example, a 10.2 multimedia screen. The power kit of the hatch made by Orion (USA) remains the same. The engine produces 150 kW, equivalent to 203 hp of power, and a torque of 36.7 mkgf. Along with it comes a battery pack of 65 kWh. With it, the autonomy, according to GM, is up to 416 km. The model can quickly restore charging stations, so it takes 30 minutes to restore energy to travel 160 km.

Chevrolet Bolt
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There is also a One Pedal system (brake and accelerator on one pedal), which allows battery charging. Finally, it takes 7.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h.

Benefits for those who have already purchased

With initial sales in Brazil in July 2021, the new Bolt sold all 20 units of the first batch in less than 24 hours. The price at that time was BRL 317,000. That is, R$ 50,000 more than the predecessor. Today, the value is not available on website of the brand.

The first buyers of the new Chevrolet Bolt won a wall box charger and device installation. Basically, customers will be entitled to free OnStar connectivity service. In addition, they will have one year of native Wi-Fi, 14 months of Veloe label-free and the Protect & Connect package, as well as services such as monitoring.



goals

To strengthen the electrification of its vehicles in Brazil, GM will triple the network of dealers authorized to work with electric vehicles. Initially, the goal is to reach 79 points. The expectation is that the new Bolt will come cheaper. After all, after resuming production in May, tie brand lowered the price of the hatch in America. Today, the value starts at US$ 31,500, equivalent to approximately R$ 164,000 at direct exchange and without fees.

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In addition to the hatch, General Motors has already confirmed the arrival, in 2023, of EUV bolt (pictured above), which is a cross version. Finally, electricity blazer and equinox it will also arrive in the country by 2024. It remains to be seen if, this time, the schedule will be met.

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