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General Motors has confirmed that the new all-electric Bolt will go into production

Have GM beaten Tesla to be the first to offer a truly mass market EV? The General has confirmed that the new all-electric Bolt will go into production and unlike it’s gruesome looking predecessor hybrid, The Volt, it’s not entirely hideous to behold. And with a 200 mile range, it has real world usability as well.

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The Bolt will be built at GM’s historic Orion assembly plant in Michigan where classic all-American gas guzzling behemoths such as the Cadillac DeVille, Buick Park Avenue and Pontiac Bonneville were churned out before the plant was closed under GMs bankruptcy in 2009. There is a certain poignancy about this factory being given new life to build an all electric car in GMs spiritual home of Michigan. Although it has adopted lots of Tesla like features, the fact is that if GM make this work then they have the global production infrastructure to send this mainstream very quickly. At around £25,000.00 this could be the car that expedites the slow death of the internal combustion engine.

If this hits the big time in the US, expect to see something very similar wearing a Vauxhall badge in the UK quite soon.

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