A new report suggests the second-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV is still a ways off. Analysts aren’t expecting a new version of the battery-electric vehicle until 2025.
The news comes from Autoforecast Solutions, a firm that forecasts future vehicles by all automakers. Their research has shown GM plans to build the next Chevrolet Bolt and Cruise AV on the same platform. The Cruise AV being Cruise Automation’s fully autonomous vehicle that is slated to be used as part of an autonomous ride-hailing service next year. Cruise Automation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GM.
Expect the new Bolt EV to offer a larger battery pack and more power. Subsequently, the bones of the new Bolt will likely serve as a springboard for additional electric vehicles within the GM stable beyond the Cruise AV. The new Bolt’s platform could spawn up to nine other GM vehicles.
So far there’s no word on which GM assembly plant will produce the 2025 Bolt EV. The current Bolt is produced at GM’s Lake Orion Assembly in Michigan.