Thursday, October 22, 2015

GM Integrates LG Corp. Technology Into 2017 Chevrolet Bolt

GM Integrates LG Corp. Technology Into 2017 Chevrolet Bolt
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OKEMOS, Mich. –– There have been ostensible advancements in vehicle-technology integration over the course of just a few years, and now that General Motors is incorporating technology from LG Corp. into the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, this particular electric vehicle could set multiple new benchmarks in a rapidly evolving automotive industry.

GM has already touted the Chevy Bolt’s impressive driving range of 200 miles on one electric charge, as well as its affordable price projected at $30,000. But a partnership with LG Corp. has enabled GM to develop a litany of new technological features for the Bolt that will add additional value to the EV.

“Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”

New technology GM and LG Corp. are integrating into the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, include:

  • Electric Drive Motor
  • Power Invertor Module (converts DC power to AC for the drive unit)
  • On Board Charger
  • Electric Climate Control System Compressor
  • Battery Cells and Pack
  • High Power Distribution Module (manages the flow of high voltage to various components)
  • Battery Heater
  • Accessory Power Module (maintains low-voltage power delivery to accessories)
  • Power Line Communication Module (manages communication between vehicle and a DC charging station)
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Infotainment System 

GM Integrates LG Corp. Technology Into 2017 Chevrolet Bolt
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To produce the new components for the Bolt, LG Electronic Vehicle Components has invested $250 million into a facility located in Korea. GM will manufacture the Bolt itself at its plant in Orion Township starting in late 2016.

GM and Chevrolet are picking up the pace for new vehicle technology production, and the 2017 Bolt is a premier example of how they’re going about it. We can’t wait to put some of these new Chevy EVs on the lot at our Chevrolet dealer near Lansing, MI.

Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is committed to providing you with integrity and convenience, all close to home. Let our friendly team of Chevy professionals at Hank Graff Okemos help you –– simply call us at (517) 349-8300 or visit our showroom, located at 1748 W. Grand River Okemos, MI 48864. We’re just minutes from Lansing!

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