MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – General Motors made another huge stride in the electric vehicle field, and not by themselves. Chevrolet partnered with LG to develop the new Bolt EV set for release in 2017.
The Bolt EV is the first ever long-range electric car that’s affordable for car buyers. Chevrolet partnered with LG to develop the new Bolt EV and combined their skills in infotainment, battery systems, component development, electric motor designs, and battery control.
Here’s what you’re going to get with the Chevrolet Bolt EV:
- Electric Drive Motor (built from GM design)
- Power Inverter Module (converts DC power to AC for the drive unit)
- On Board Charger
- Electric Climate Control System Compressor
- Battery Cells and Pack
- High Power Distribution Module (controls the flow of high voltage to a number of components)
- Battery Heater
- Accessory Power Module (maintains low-voltage power to accessories)
- Power Line Communication Module (regulates communication between vehicle and a DC charging station)
- Instrument Cluster
- Infotainment System
Engineers for the Bolt EV took a lot of time to decide on the design, driving range, and performance capabilities before coming to the final decision that they wanted an affordable long-range electric vehicle. The Bolt EV can go 200-plus miles on a single charge. This vehicle keeps Chevrolet the leading car company in electric cars.
LG is proud to partner with GM for the simple fact that they are now a big player in next-generation vehicle technologies. They invested over $250 million for an engineering and manufacturing factory in Korea to support the production of the Bolt EV components.
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