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Next Generation Chevy Bolt EV

From: https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2023/jul/0725-chevrolet.html

GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra announced during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call that Chevrolet will introduce a next-generation Bolt, continuing to deliver what customers have come to expect: great affordability, range and technology.

“Our customers love today’s Bolt. It has been delivering record sales and some of the highest customer satisfaction and loyalty scores in the industry,” said Barra. “It’s also an important source of conquest sales for the company and for Chevrolet.”

“We will keep the momentum going by delivering a new Bolt…and we will execute it more quickly compared to an all-new program with significantly lower engineering expense and capital investment by updating the vehicle with Ultium and Ultifi technologies and by applying our ‘winning with simplicity’ discipline.”

Drawing on various Ultium and Ultifi technological advancements will help GM bring this popular model back to market on an accelerated timeline. Timing and specific details about the next-generation Bolt will be announced at a later date. The Bolt is expected to join Chevrolet’s growing lineup of all-electric vehicles, three of which are launching this year —Silverado EV, Blazer EV and Equinox EV.

From its market introduction in 2017, the Chevrolet Bolt changed the game as the first long-range, mass-produced EV available to customers at a truly affordable price. Sales of Bolt EV and Bolt EUV through the first half of 2023 have been the strongest to date. Eighty percent of Bolt owners are staying loyal to Chevy and nearly 70 percent of buyers who are trading in a vehicle for Bolt are trading in a non-GM product.

Full Article: https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2023/jul/0725-chevrolet.html

Employee Spotlight: Dory Martin

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Dory Martin, an outside sales rep for parts at our Chevrolet location. Dory has been with the company for over three years now. We sat down and gave Dory our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

VanDevere: Hi Dory, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Dory: Talking to our customers and learning how to be better at servicing them.

VDV: The customer’s are all amazing and there are so many learning opportunities here. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Dory: The family atmosphere

VDV: Family is so important here. In fact, it is one of our core values. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Dory: I play volleyball, go kayaking, take my dogs on a walk and spend time with my family.

VDV: All great things! Sand volleyball is my favorite. What inspires you?

Dory: Knowing I am making my parents proud.

VDV: Always a great feeling. You do such a great job here and you are a great coworker. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Dory: Teleportation

VDV: I would pick the same. It would make traveling and seeing the world a lot easier. If you were to travel outside of Ohio, where would your favorite travel spot be?

Dory: Lake Charlevoix in Michigan

VDV: Also one of my favorite places to visit! My family travels to the upper peninsula every year and have a great time. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Dory: Always down for some Mexican food!

VDV: Cannot go wrong with Mexican food. A big thank you to you, Dory, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past three years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!

Employee Spotlight: Chris Haught

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Chris Haught, a Courtesy Driver at our Buick location. Chris has been with the company for over a year now. We sat down and gave Colten our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

VanDevere: Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Chris: The People!

VDV: I agree. The customer’s are all amazing and the staff always make it a fun day to come to work. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Chris: The family atmosphere and the superiors all want to get to know me and listen to me.

VDV: I agree, this bunch is awesome! We are just one big happy family here. What are 3 words you would use to describe VanDevere?

Chris: That is tough, so I will sum it up in a few words. Great place to work. Always look forward to it

VDV: It is tough to narrow it down and I think you had a great short phrase to capture it. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Chris: I recently found out that I had a tumor, heart murmur and diabetes all in one doctor’s visit. I make sure to make the most of my life and take care of myself and others. God has a purpose for everyone and I am still here because he has a plan for me. After surgery and getting back to work, I continue to play in a classic rock band. I play lead guitar!

VDV: We are so happy and thankful to have you a part of the VanDevere Bunch! Love to hear that you love giving back and empowering others with your faith, which reminds me… if you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Chris: Healing! The first thing I would do is start healing children and get rid of cancer if possible!

VDV: How inspiring! What is your inspiration?

Chris: I hope to fulfill God’s purpose for me and consistently give back to the community. My band travels to local bars and venues to raise money for kids. Another reason I love VanDevere, since they have a lot of focus on giving back.

VDV: Amazing! What a great way to look at life. God does work in mysterious ways and the Bunch is glad you are a part of the team to help give back to the youth in our community as well. Giving back is so important! If you were to travel outside of Ohio, where would your favorite travel spot be?

Chris: Nashville, Tennessee

VDV: Also one of my favorite places to visit! You should see if your band could play somewhere around there. I am sure that would be so fun for you and the bank members. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Chris: Italian food is the best food!

VDV: You cannot go wrong with Italian! Last question, since we are in the car business, what is your dream car?

Chris: 67’ Pontiac GTO

VDV: Definitely an amazing car! A big thank you to you, Chris, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work for the past year of employment with The Vandevere Bunch! We pray that your keep getting healthier as time goes on. We also appreciate all you do for the community and hope to hear from your band soon!