Chevrolet announced a strategic partnership with the Korean electronics giant LG Corporation, for the development of the production version of the prototype Bolt, the first electric vehicle of long-range affordable.
Andl Chevrolet Bolt is scheduled to enter production towards the end of next year. General Motors believes that it must take a completely different approach to the development of the production version of this prototype presented a few months ago and it is for this reason that it announced its partnership with the electronics giant LG Corporation.
This trade association will join the experience of LG in development of components, information and entertainment systems and batteries, while General Motors will work on the design of the electric motor, the control systems of the battery and the genius design of the vehicle. LG Corporation will supply a large part of the components and systems necessary for the Bolt, including the electric motor developed by General Motors, in addition to the batteries, module, power inverter, compressor system of air-conditioning electrical and until the system of information and entertainment.
the production of The new Chevrolet Bolt will take place in the facilities of Orion Township in Michigan, united States. The relationship between the two brands is not new, but began in the year 2007 when LG Electrics supplied to General Motors, the communications module for the service OnStar. A little later, in the year 2010, LG was responsible for supplying the battery systems used in the Chevrolet Volt.
GM ensures that the experience of LG in the field of batteries has been the key factor to determine the alliance. In that same sense Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development for GM stated that next to the LG will be able to transform in reality the prototype Bolt, which they hope will become the first electric car accessible to a public mass.
Chevrolet Bolt is based on architecture Gamma of small cars from General Motors, the same platform that will serve as the basis for the next generation of the Chevrolet Sonic. The Bolt EV should reach the market early in 2017, with a price situated around 30 thousand dollars.