It was previously announced General Motors and LG Electronics would hold a briefing to discuss a newfound strategic partnership surrounding the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. GM has made it official that LG will be the official supplier of quite a few components for the upcoming 2017 Bolt, expected to go 200 miles on a single charge.
The list of components supplied are as follows:
- Electric Drive Motor (built from GM design)
- Power Invertor 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 (manages the flow of high voltage to various components)
- Battery Heater
- Accessory Power Module (maintains low-voltage power delivery to accessories)
- Power Line Communication Module (manages communication between vehicle and a DC charging station)
- Instrument Cluster
- Infotainment System
It’s certainly quite a bit more than we expected LG to supply, but it shows internal leadership is looking for some of the best in the business to make the 2017 Bolt EV a technological advancement in nearly piece of its components. That’s reflected in what Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, had to say following the announcement.
“Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification. By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”