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    Report: Buick Will Gain Electric Crossover Based On Chevrolet Bolt EV

    Source: AutoVerdict
    July 31, 2017
    by Nick Saporito


    Inside EV's is reports Buick is working on an electric vehicle based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The report cites an unnamed, "trusted" source as having attended a GM focus group that was shown the upcoming Buick EV.

    The report says the new Buick will fundamentally be the same as the Bolt EV, but with a fairly dramatic difference in sheet metal and interior. The source described the Buick as looking similar to the Encore crossover, but overall dimensions are similar to that of the Bolt EV.

    Buick is expected to carryover the 60-kWh battery pack and electric motor found in the Bolt EV for its first electric vehicle, although its zero to 60 mph performance is expected to be slightly less, likely due to increased weight of Buick's premium feature content.

    The source also states that attendees of the focus group were told the Buick will run about $3,000 higher than the Bolt EV, which starts at $37,495 before federal tax credits.

    News of a Buick version of the Bolt EV is not entirely shocking. In recent months Buick has confirmed plans to offer additional electrified vehicles, specifically mentioning a battery-electric vehicle. This vehicle will likely be sold in North America and China, with the latter market offering incentives for electric vehicles.

    In addition to benefiting the Buick brand on both continents, this product will also allow GM to further scale out the Bolt EV's technology. Economic scale will be critical to reduce the costs of developing battery-electric vehicles going forward.

    At this time the name of this alleged new Buick EV or exact timing of its arrival to the market are unknown.



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    "News of a Buick version of the Bolt EV is not entirely shocking."

    Very punny!

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    Electra would be a great name to bring back for a Buick EV but probably not as a crossover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_L View Post
    Electra would be a great name to bring back for a Buick EV but probably not as a crossover.

    But&(OR) not a little thing

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    The Bolt should have been a crossover as well.

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