General Motors is preparing the final details of the all-new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV crossover’s world debut, along with the simultaneously refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is scheduled for this Sunday, February 14th. As a prelude to the presentation event, the company’s South American subsidiary just revealed that it will soon expand Chevy’s EV range in the region.
GM South America confirmed that the company plans to market the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV in the southern countries of the continent as the newest and second member of the Bolt family, which is currently the best-selling fully electric vehicle in Brazil. In conjunction with the Bolt EV mid-cycle refresh, GM will offer a fresh Chevrolet EV portfolio in order to lead electrification efforts in the American subregion.
“GM is committed to leading electrification in Brazil and the region. Since we introduced the Bolt EV at the São Paulo Auto Show in November 2018, we have seen a growing consumer interest in electric cars,” said GM South America President, Carlos Zarlenga, in a press release. “The Bolt EV’s success encourages us to continue investing in the segment. We have plans to grow our offer in the coming years,” he added.
After the Chevrolet Bolt EV was first introduced in South America in late 2018, the long-range battery-electric crossover drew the attention of the public and target customers by being the first EV to combine similar price and range than that of a car with a combustion engine. These important characteristics quickly allowed the vehicle to become the best-selling fully electric car in its category in the region.
As is the case in North America and other regions of the world, GM decided to convert the Bolt nameplate into a family of rational all-electric vehicles, aiming to democratize access to the propulsion technology. In fact, the revamped Chevrolet EV portfolio is expected to offer greater maximum driving range.
The all-new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV will starting being shipped in the United States during the second half of the year, manufacturer exclusively at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan. For now, the automaker hasn’t announced an estimated arrival date for the EVs in South America, but it will most likely happen sometime next year.