GM CEO Confirms New Chevy Bolt For 2025

Speaking at the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, GM CEO Mary Barra told the crowd she’s heard just how much customers love their Chevy Bolts."That's been something that has been really great this year, and that informed the decision that we'll have that back again in '25," Barra said.

GM initially axed both the Bolt and the SUV-sh Bolt EUV. In April 2023, GM had initially planned for the Orion Assembly plant, which made the Bolts, to transition to building electric trucks- like the Silverado EV. Things have since changed, and Chevy has now promised an affordable second generation to the Bolt, which was launched in 2017.

What’s more, the Bolt will be underpinned by GM’s latest Ultium electric vehicle battery platform, which is (in a scaled-up form) found in the Hummer EV, Cadillac Lyriq, and more. It will use lithium iron phosphate battery cells, however, unlike previous Ultium vehicles. This is partly in order to keep costs down. Initial plans for the Bolt’s second generation were only announced on “an accelerated timeline” initially, but Barra’s talk at the Automotive Press Association provides new clarity.

Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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