After the production start of the 2022 Chevy Bolt EV, and upon its arrival in U.S. dealerships late last month, General Motors began fine-tuning details to introduce the refreshed electric crossover in international markets. After the North American regions, one of the next countries to receive the 2022 Bolt EV is Brazil, where the vehicle is currently in testing phase.
The automaker has already started on-road validation testing of the refreshed 2022 Chevy Bolt EV in Brazil. In fact, the Brazilian media recently spotted a test team made up of two units rolling down the streets of the South American country. The vehicles bore São Paulo state engineering license plates and were partly camouflaged, hinting at their upcoming local introduction.
The sighting coincides with the expansion plans of the Bolt range announced by GM South America earlier this year which, in addition to the updated Bolt EV, includes the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV in Brazil and other countries of the region. It also occurs just a few days after the company announced its intention to triple the Chevrolet electric vehicle dealer network in Brazilian territory.
All this demonstrates the efforts GM is making to lead the electrification transition in Brazil’s automotive market and the region as a whole, where it hopes to capitalize on the growth of the zero-emission vehicle segment in the coming years with the refreshed Chevy Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV. The two members of the Bolt family debuted in February, and play a key role in democratizing access to electric propulsion technology.
Both electric vehicles are equipped with a 288-cell lithium-ion battery pack rate at 65 kWh, along with a front-mounted electric motor that produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The Bolt EV has an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles on a single charge, while the slightly larger Bolt EUV has an estimated range of 247 miles.
The new 2022 Chevy Bolt EV will debut in Brazil in the coming months, while its market introduction is expected during the first half of 2022, this time accompanied by the new Bolt EUV crossover. The new models will reinforce the company’s competitive advantage as the manufacturer that invests the most in the deployment of electric vehicles in the Brazilian market.
Source: Autos Segredos