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Employee Spotlight: Rich Borodkin

This month we sat down with VanDevere Chevy Equity Manager, Rich Borodkin. Rich has been with the company for 13 years! We took some time to get to know him a little better, with our normal line of questioning.

VanDevere: Hi Rich, congrats on the 13 years here and thank you for sitting down with us. We will start easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Rich: The best thing is when the customer takes deliver for the first time, they are so excited. They are smiling and glowing.

VDV: That has to be a great feeling to help them get in their new car. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

RB: I think the best thing about VanDevere is the family atmosphere.

VDV: We hear that a lot in these interviews. What are 3 words you would use to describe VanDevere?

RB: Hmm, the three words would be family, friendly and fun!

VDV: Ah yes, gotta have the fun in there. Let’s move to something not work related. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

RB: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy playing the drums at my church.

VDV: That is pretty cool! What (who) inspires you?

RB: That is easy, my family inspires me to move forward for them. Emily, Jared and Julia are my 3 children and my wife, Michelle.

VDV: That is awesome. Nice to see that you are so close with your family. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

RB: I would want to be Spiderman, so I could climb and jump tall buildings and such.

VDV: Ha, nice. That would be fun!

Sneak Peek of Chevy Bolt EUV

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1123191_2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-spy-shots-video

 

Prototypes for a subcompact crossover closely related to the Chevrolet Bolt EV have been spotted.

The vehicle will be called the Bolt EUV, General Motors has confirmed, which may indicate GM’s desire to separate “Electric Utility Vehicles” from electric vehicles already on sale. GM has also confirmed the vehicle will be the first outside of Cadillac to feature the Super Cruise autonomous driver-assist feature.

The prototypes are heavily camouflaged but elements appear to match up with the current Bolt EV. We also know the Bolt EUV is essentially a twin under the skin with the Buick Velite 7 unveiled in June for the Chinese market, so there are likely to be similarities here as well.

The underpinnings are GM’s BEV2 dedicated EV platform that debuted in the Bolt EV, meaning the range should come close to matching the Bolt EV’s 259-mile EPA rating for 2020. The Bolt EV’s single electric motor at the front should also be common with the Bolt EUV, although the platform could potentially accommodate all-wheel drive as well.

Note, the BEV2 platform is a placeholder to serve GM until the automaker launches its new BEV3 platform which is capable of spawning EVs with 400 miles of range or more. Vehicles already confirmed for the BEV3 platform include the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV, both of which will be revealed in the coming months but aren’t due on sale until late 2021.

As for the Bolt EUV, it will hit dealers in the summer of 2021 as a 2022 model. An updated Bolt EV will go on sale in late 2020 as a 2021 model. Production of both models will be handled at GM’s Orion Township plant in Michigan.