General Motors will sell its practical, long-range battery-electric hatchback – the Chevrolet Bolt EV – in the Brazilian market, the automaker revealed today at the São Paulo Motor Show. The car should more than serve the needs of the average Brazilian buyer, GM reckons, delivering about 380 kilometers of driving range on a full battery charge, where the average commuter in the country racks up just 40 km over the course of a day.
“The changing needs of our customers demand new solutions, including connectivity and electrification,” says GM Mercosur President Carlos Zarlenga. GM Mercosur is the South American business unit concerned with the Brazilian and Argentine markets. “At the same time, social trends related to urban mobility and sustainability have changed the way people interact with cars. Chevrolet will lead the electrification territory in the country with the Bolt EV, a one-hundred-percent electric car that comes to democratize this technology in Brazil.”
Brazil is one of General Motors’ largest and most significant markets in the world, and GM’s history there stretches back nearly a century to 1925. But the next five years will represent more change for the automaker – and for the industry as a whole – than the last fifty years, according to GM Brazil. The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV being launched in the market is a significant marker of this period of rapid change, representing the start of GM’s “Triple Zero” vision for the future in Brazil – that is, a future with zero emissions, zero accidents, and zero congestion.
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