HERE'S A QUESTION to ponder. General Motors this week announced a $6.5 billion investment in electric-vehicle assembly and battery production in Michigan that includes, among other things, converting the Chevrolet Bolt plant to making electric pickup trucks. So, does this mean the Bolt is marked for death? The gist of the speculation-which I've seen on CNN and Jalopnik—is thus. GM makes the Bolt at its plant in Orion Township, Michigan, a suburb north of Detroit.
The plant will convert to making electric Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups underpinned by GM's new Ultium platform. The Bolt and larger Bolt EUV have been built in that plant using GM's prior generation battery pack and a different platform for small EVs. So the Bolt must be dead, right?
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