Faced with the commercial repercussions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the American group General Motors has postponed the 2021 update of its electric city car Chevrolet Bolt.
Strongly impacted by the global health crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), the automotive sector is adapting and adjusting its plans. After the cancellation or postponement of many international fairs, the Mondial de Paris being the latest, and the closure of production plants around the world, make way for unexpected schedule changes.
The Orian Assembly factory shut down
The multinational General Motors is currently living this bitter experience, which is forced to postpone the release of its electric city car Chevrolet Bolt version 2021. " In view of the current commercial situation, we have decided to delay updating the Bolt EV from 2021 to 2022, while the Bolt EUV keeps its agenda »Confirmed the spokesperson of the company, Megan Soule, to the specialized site Electrek.
The commercial repercussions linked to the pandemic prompt GM to revise its short-term plans. The spread of the virus has also forced it to suspend the activities of its Orion Assembly factory – until March 30 at the start, before extension – where the current Bolt is assembled.
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt, materialized in Europe by the Opel Ampera-e since shelved after the takeover of Opel by the PSA group, will therefore have to wait to satisfy the first users. The latter will notably benefit from a more sporty look, more comfortable and redesigned seats, but also rear lights and a redesigned fairing, accompanied by new sensors and an update of the infotainment system.