latest newsWriting on behalf of your GMC Trucks Dealership in Thunder Bay, we are talking about General Motors and their need for an electric car.  They have the Chevy Volt and now, finally, they have released the information that many of us have been waiting a long time for.  “Well, they did it.  General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV.”

That’s a separate car from the Chevy Volt, which is GM’s current plug in hybrid compact hatchback vehicle.  The Volt, according to the research done on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks Dealership in Canada, is in its all new second generation up and coming and will go into production later this year as a 2016 model.  The Bolt, however, all electric new Chevy Car will be here next year as a 2017 model.

The name of these new Chevy cars has been criticized, says your GMC Truck Dealer in Canada.  In a statement e-mailed to The Detroit News, Chevy director of communications Mike Albano confirmed the name.  “Since unveiling the Bolt EV three months ago, the name has quickly become associated with Chevrolet. Therefore, we will use the name when the vehicle goes into production.  The Bolt EV is a significant statement of Chevrolet’s commitment to electrification and the name suits this game-changing electric vehicle designed for attainability, not exclusivity.”  If it is indeed focused on attainability, then this will be a giant step in the right direction for electric cars in general.  Given the difficulty people have with price and range, if those two factors are improved upon, I see many more people becoming eligible to purchase electric vehicles in the near future.