General Motors set aside traditional vehicle development to create the Chevrolet Bolt EV which can travel more than 200 miles on a single electric charge.
Offering consumers the first long-range, affordable EV required an unprecedented supplier relationship combining expertise in infotainment, battery systems and component development with GM’s proven in-house capabilities in electric motor design, battery control, system validation and vehicle body/system integration.
Following joint planning and research, GM and LG Corp. brought the Chevrolet Bolt EV to reality.
The Bolt EV concept was shown at the North American International Auto Show in January this year. Chevrolet confirmed in February that the Bolt EV would go into production at GM’s Orion Township (Mich.) assembly plant in
Engineers considered different vehicle architectures, electric driving ranges and performance options for the Bolt EV before deciding the vehicle must be affordable and deliver 200-plus miles of all electric driving with spirited performance.
LG supplied an array of new components and systems for the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
LG Electronics Vehicle Components led a team of LG
GM’s relationship with LG began in 2007 when LG Electronics was tasked with supplying the vehicle communications module for OnStar, GM’s exclusive telematics system.
Another LG-owned company, LG Chem, and GM have a long-standing relationship: the company was chosen as the sole supplier of battery cells for the first-generation Chevrolet Volt, which launched in 2010.
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