Secrets, secrets. Despite making correlations between the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and possible platform mates, the Bolt EV does not share a common platform with any other GM vehicles in production today.
That’s the latest from Green Car Reports, which spoke to multiple sources inside General Motors to find out if the Bolt EV is riding on the latest version of GM’s Gamma architecture. Currently, the Gamma 2 platform underpins the Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Spark… but not the Bolt EV.
“There are no Bolt EV parts tied to the G2 architecture,” said lead product engineer Josh Tavel. The response was followed by hushed lips after asking what the architecture actually is.
“That’s not something we’re sharing right now,” replied Liz Winter from the global advanced technology communications group.
However, GM spokesperson Kevin Kelley did follow up to state the Bolt EV originally began on the Gamma architecture but evolved to its own platform over time. Perhaps the small EV is sitting on the Gamma’s successor called G2.
The 2017 Bolt EV and its architecture will arrive later this year with an impressive 238-mile range.