General Motors is moving to release a vast array of all-electric vehicles in the next few years, with a commitment to launch 30 new EVs by 2025. Now, according to one recent report, one of those new models could be a new Ultium-based crossover replacement for the Chevy Bolt EV.
Per Automotive News, General Motors will replace the Chevy Bolt EV with a new Ultium-based crossover model in 2023. The outlet lists several other models in line for replacement with a zero-emission successor, including the Chevy Bolt EUV, which is also said to be in line for replacement with an Ultium-powered crossover in 2024, and the Chevy Camaro, which is said to be in line for replacement by a performance-oriented EV sedan in 2024 as well.
The publication also lists the Cadillac XT4, Cadillac XT5, and Cadillac XT6 as being replaced by the Cadillac Lyriq, Cadillac Optiq, and Cadillac Symboliq. Meanwhile, the Chevy Spark, Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, and Chevy Malibu are listed as being phased out in the next few years to make room for GM’s latest EV models.
The Chevy Bolt EV was recently refreshed for the 2022 model year, dropping cover in February alongside the all-new 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV. The refreshed Bolt EV features revised styling with an all-new front fascia, including new lighting elements, a new grille, and more.
The interior of the Chevy Bolt EV was also refreshed for the 2022 model year, with a new instrument panel, new controls, new seats, and a 10.2-inch infotainment screen paired with an 8-inch digital gauge cluster. The seats were revised to be more comfortable, while the latest safety tech is onboard thanks to the standard Chevy Safety Assist suite.
Under the skin, the current Chevy Bolt EV rides on the GM BEV2 platform, while a single-drive electric motor juiced by a 65-kWh lithium-ion battery provides the motivation with 200 horsepower, 266 pound-feet of torque, and 259 miles of range per charge.