The current-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV may stick around for a while as AutoForecast Solutions suggests the electric car won’t see a redesign until 2025.
Autoline reported the news, which you can watch above, which goes on to say the next Bolt EV will ride on General Motors’ upcoming dedicated electric-car platform. The same platform will provide the underpinnings for at least 11 other battery-electric vehicles, per the intel.
Alongside the next Bolt EV, the production Cruise AV, a self-driving car, will also reportedly enter production. The Cruise AV should also sit on the same platform. The automaker has previously said the architecture will help cut costs and make GM the first carmaker to turn a profit on electric cars.
If the information proves true, the Bolt EV will have an eight-year-long lifecycle, which is incredibly long by today’s standards. We’d assume some sort of refresh will be thrown in along the way, however. Additionally, GM will begin pushing over-the-air software updates to Bolt EVs at the end of this month. The automaker could, theoretically, add new features to the Bolt EV via OTA updates, much like Tesla has and continues to do.