Note: No more EV Tax Credit and a sticker price starting at $39,000? Good luck with this, $GM.
WSJ headline: Can the New Chevy Bolt EUV Win Back America’s Trust?
Sub-headline: After recalling its first mass-produced, long-range EVs due to battery fires a few years ago, the Detroit automaker has reinvented the line. Dan Neil has high hopes.
The range is what it is—figure 200 miles between charges, just to be safe. A full charge at home (240 V) takes 7 hours, so overnight. GM has defended the Bolt’s smallish 65-kWh battery as an optimization of cost vs. utility: Why should consumers pay for longer range when research shows they will never use it? Of course, that rationale depends on home charging, which in the past has been left to consumers to arrange.
No more. Get this: With every Bolt purchased, the company will provide free standard-type Level 2 charging equipment and home installation, where available.
GM, I could kiss you.