Chevy Bolt name to stay, even with Volt confusion

General Motors has reportedly decided to keep the “Bolt” name for its upcoming compact electric car, despite the apparent Volt confusion.

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General Motors has reportedly decided to keep the “Bolt” name for its upcoming compact electric car, despite the apparent Volt confusion. Back in February, GM acknowledged that there could be some potential confusion for buyers, since the Bolt and Volt names are so close, but after conducting two studies, GM has decided to keep it.

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“Since unveiling the Bolt EV three months ago, the name has quickly become associated with Chevrolet,” GM spokesman Michael Albano revealed to the Detroit Free Press. “We checked with customers and dealers and affirmed our belief that the name is a good fit and the association with Volt was seen as a positive.”

When the Bolt arrives it will have an electric range of around 200 miles. It’s also being reported that production could start as early as late 2016.

Source: Detroit Free Press