Despite the similarity to the Volt, Chevrolet's upcoming EV will definitely be called the Bolt, according to the brand's marketing boss. The company conducted two studies into the name to make sure this is a good idea.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt and the EN-V concept car will make an appearance in the Disney movie 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney, opening on May 22. The sci-fi mystery will kick off the ad campaign for the next-generation hybrid.
GM is recalling 64,186 examples of the 2011-2013 Volt because carbon monoxide can build up if the plug-in hybrid sedan is accidentally left idling in an enclosed location. Separately, the company is issuing a stop sale on roughly 2,300 units of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015 Buick Encore because of possible power steering failure.
Chevrolet knows that the Bolt and Volt names can cause confusion, but the company is still deciding what to do about it. There's a possibility that the upcoming EV hatchback could wear a different moniker by the time it arrives in showrooms.
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt makes its world debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with an all-new, more efficient powertrain and a serious evolution of the styling. It shows just how quickly the plug-in hybrid market is progressing.
To close out the year, sales of the two most-popular plug-in vehicles in the US kept going in the direction that they had been all year. The Chevy Volt dropped and the Nissan Leaf had another record month.
Now that 2014 is officially in the books, it's time to look ahead. We're now setting our sights at the hot new metal that's coming our way in 2015, and here are the cars we're most looking forward to driving.