Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The Bolt EUV is an upcoming battery electric vehicle (BEV) from General Motors’ Chevrolet brand.
In April 2019, GM filed a trademark for the term “Bolt EUV”, giving us our first hint at what this future Chevrolet EV will be called. We believe that EUV is an acronym for “Electric Utility Vehicle.” The model will be closely related mechanically to the Bolt EV, and its introduction would create a sort of “family” of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles.
In May 2019, 2019, we caught our very first spy shots of a prototype that we believe is the Chevrolet Bolt EUV.
In 2017, a GM presentation showed an unbranded electric crossover (pictured above) as part of the automaker’s future electric vehicle portfolio. This vehicle could very well be the Bolt EUV.
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is expected to be available as a compact five-door crossover SUV. In that regard, it is expected to be a size class larger than the Bolt EV with more room for passengers and for cargo. Overall length is expected to be up about 8-12 inches from the Bolt EV.
The crossover SUV body style means that it will have some ruggedized body characteristics, such as a slightly raised suspension and plastic cladding around the wheel wells and doors.
It’s currently unknown what will propel the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. By comparison, the Bolt EV features a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a front-mounted permanent magnet electric motor that is rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Range is an estimated 238 miles.
The Chevrolet EUV could feature the same powertrain, with only its body style being the biggest differentiator from the standard Bolt EV.
The Bolt EUV is expected to ride on GM’s second-generation Battery Electric Vehicle architecture, otherwise known as the BEVII platform.
The architecture is shared with the first-generation Chevrolet Bolt EV, with the Bolt EUV being the second vehicle based on the platform.
On March 22nd, 2019, General Motors announced a $300 million investment into its Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan to produce a future Chevrolet EV.
As such, the first-generation Chevrolet EUV is expected to be manufactured at following GM plants:
- GM Lake Orion plant in Orion Township, Michigan
Pricing for the Chevrolet Bolt EUV is currently unknown, but is expected to start in the $30,000 range.
The Chevrolet Bolt EUV is expected to launch in the 2020 calendar year as a 2021 model year vehicle.
It is expected to be available in the following markets:
- North America
- South Korea
- Middle East
- Select South American markets
Currently, it’s unclear whether or not it will be available in China.
More Chevrolet Bolt EUV Resources
Follow these links for more Chevrolet Bolt EUV information:
- Chevrolet Bolt EUV Sales Numbers