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Chevrolet Bolt is 200+ mile EV starting at $30,000

Today at the North America International Auto Show, Chevrolet unveiled their Bolt EV concept vehicle. General Motors claims it will get more than 200 miles of electric range and have a starting price of around $30,000! The Bolt EV will not be a compliance vehicle as GM says it “is designed to offer long-range performance […]

Electric Vehicle Industry Updates

  • Nissan's Timeline of (CHAdeMO) quick charging rollout: - January 2013: Approximately 160 CHAdeMO chargers installed nationwide. - January 2015: More than 800 total U.S. quick chargers installed and active. - April 1, 2015: 1,100 quick chargers expected nationwide. - April 1, 2016: 1,700 quick chargers projected. #
  • South Korea targets 200,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2020. Small steps first - they plan to increase the current 800 electric vehicles to 3,000 in 2015. “To entice more drivers, the existing tax cut of up to 4.2 million won ($3,800) will be extended by 2017, while 25 percent of new vehicles purchased by public institutions must now be electric. Currently 50 percent of their vehicles are required to be city, hybrid and other eco-friendly cars.” #
  • California State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility is now the first fueling station to sell hydrogen, rather than giving it away for free. It recently passed a state performance evaluation for certifying new hydrogen fueling stations - receiving a certification known as California Type Approval that allows it to sell hydrogen by the kilogram. #
  • VIA Motors launches the VIA EREV Silverado Crew Cab, priced at $65,000. The 40-mile electric range VIA VTrux will start selling to fleets in February 2015, and to the general public by the end of 2015. Duke Energy,  FedEx, PG&E, and Verizon are among companies who have already signed up for orders on the trucks. VIA Motors hopes to sell 12,000 this year, and expects to sell about 50,000 per year by 2018! #
  • The 5,000,000 vehicle produced at Mitsubishi's Ozakazi, Japan plant is a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Discuss the Outlander plug-in hybrid here #
  • General Motors reapplied for a trademark on the name Crossvolt, with its intentions being for 'automobiles.' Some news outlets are speculating that could mean GM will be making a Voltec drivetrain crossover SUV, and that it could even debut alongside the 2016 Volt at the Detroit Auto Show on January 11th, 2015. #
  • Canadian company Dubuc Motors presented a prototype electric kit car dubbed the Tomahawk. Just this week, Dubuc Motors announced it is moving forward to developed and unveil a production version of the Tomahawk electric supercar in 2016. Electric range is said to be 275 miles, with a 0-60mph time of just over 3 seconds! #
  • According to a CarInsurance.com survey, the Chevy Spark EV was voted the ugliest car of 2014. The online survey of 2,000 drivers voted on 10 vehicles that were new or redesigned for 2014 - funny is that the Chevy Spark EV wasn't new OR redesigned in 2014!? #

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