GM partners with LG Electronics for Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV

General Motors has selected LG Electronics as its strategic partner for developing the next generation Chevrolet Bolt EV.

The first long-range EV from GM promises more than 200 miles on a single electric charging.

The partnership with LG will assist GM in infotainment, battery systems and component development, while also utilizing its in-house capabilities in electric motor design, battery control, system validation and vehicle body/system integration.

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, Michigan (USA) assembly plant in late 2016.

LG Electronics’ Vehicle Components led a team of LG companies including LG Chem, LG Innotek and LG Display to help develop the Bolt EV.

LG Electronics has invested more than $250 million in an engineering and manufacturing facility in Incheon, Korea, to support the component development and manufacturing for Bolt EV components.

LG and GM began partnership in 2007 when LG Electronics was tasked with supplying the vehicle communications module for OnStar, GM’s exclusive telematics system.

Rajani Baburajan

editor@greentechlead.com