Sneak Peek of Chevy Bolt EUV



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.

Employee Spotlight: Lance Woodring – Collision Center

This employee spotlight takes us to our Collision Center to chat with Lance Woodring. Lance has been with us for 3 years now and is one of our Body Shop Estimators. If you follow along
with our Halloween pictures Lance is also known as Mr. Mayhem. See the attached picture. Congrats on the 3 years here at VanDevere. We appreciate you.

VanDevere: Thank you for sitting down with us Lance. What is the best thing about your job?

Lance: I enjoy working with the hysterical Jim Holland.

VanDevere: it is a bonus to have great coworkers. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Lance: I would have to be the feel of family here.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Lance: I think it is supportive, caring, and giving.

VanDevere: Good words! Let’s get off the topic of work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Lance: I enjoy doing home renovations, gardening and motocross.

VanDevere: Awesome. What inspires you?

Lance: Chris Braurer.

VanDevere: You would tell us if he made you say that wouldn’t you? It is good to have a boss the
inspires. Fill in the blank: I once met _______________.

Lance: I once met Tom Cousineau.

VanDevere: We had to google that but that is pretty cool. (He was an NFL player.) If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Lance: I would want to be the Invisible Man.

VanDevere: Nice. What is your favorite travel spot?

Lance: I like to be at home with a campfire and a beer hanging out with my new wife.

VanDevere: Sounds nice, and congrats. What is your favorite local place to eat?

Lance: Akron Family Restaurant

VanDevere: Ok last one is and easy and fun one What is your dream car?

Lance: I want a 1967 Hurst Olds 442!

VanDevere: Great choice, that is a righteous car. Thank you again on you 3 years on the team and for letting us peek into your life.

Employee Spotlight: Ken Peach – Kia Service Advisor

Welcome back to our employee spotlights. We hope you are all safe during this crazy time. We recently sat down with Ken Peach Service Advisor at KIA. Ken has been with us for 4 years. Thank you for your years of service.

VanDevere: Hi Ken, Congrats on 4 years. Thank you for your service. Thank you for sitting down and
chatting with us today. What is the best thing about your job?

Ken: I enjoy taking care of our customers.

VanDevere: Awesome. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ken: The family environment we have here.

VanDevere: It is a nice feeling. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ken: I would say friendly, happy and welcoming.

VanDevere: That is a nice way to describe it. I am sure the customers appreciate that. Enough about
work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Ken: I really enjoy hanging with my wife and kid.

VanDevere: Same! We do, too. What inspires you?

Ken: Making the customers happy inspires me to do better!

VanDevere:  Fill in the blank: I once met ______________!

Ken: I once met the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

VanDevere: Wow that is pretty cool. If you could pick one superpower what would it be?

Ken: I would like to be able to read people’s minds.

VanDevere: That’s a good one. What is your favorite travel spots?

Ken: My family and I love to visit Fort Meyers, Florida.

VanDevere: The beach is always a good choice. What is your favorite place to eat in Akron.

Ken: It would have to be Taqueria La Loma Mexican Restaurant.

VanDevere: Mmmmm we love Mexican food. Ok, last question, what is your dream car?

Ken: The Dodge HellCat. I love it!

VanDevere: Sweet!! Thank you for the glimpse into Ken and congrats on the 4 years here!