That the Chevrolet Bolt is not currently a profit-maker for General Motors is not absolutely abundant of a surprise. What is hasty is to see the aggregation accept that actuality so candidly.
Fact is the manufacturers are not usually agog to allotment that affectionate of information, preferring to accumulate to themselves the abstracts on which models are assisting and which ones aren’t. And yet this anniversary Mary Barra, arch of GM, accustomed aloof that about one of its models. Although to be clear, the controlling didn’t absolutely say that the aggregation is accident money on the Bolt. But if you apprehend amid the lines…
During a altercation with industry analysts as allotment of the company’s advertisement of its latest annual banking results, Mary Barra said that it doesn’t apprehend its all-electric models to alpha axis a accumulation afore the alpha of the abutting decade, at the earliest.
“We’ve talked about the actuality that with our abutting bearing of development, we appetite to accomplish abiding we accept obtainable, profitable, desirable, and with the adapted range.”
– Mary Barra
Speaking of that abutting abstruse generation, GM has already previewed its BEV3 architectonics in a Cadillac abstraction vehicle, still to be named. That abstraction should accomplish it to assembly absoluteness by about 2021, and it will represent a acknowledgment for GM’s affluence banderole into the apple of electric cartage afterwards the baseborn ELR, a affluence adaptation of the Chevy Bolt that was far too expensive.
We’ll be watching to see GM’s access to electrification over the abutting decade. The company, in the bosom of a all-embracing restructuring that is beating beyond North America, accept some big decisions to accomplish in the advancing years. For one, it has already hinted that we could see a host of articles based on the Bolt’s platform.
But now that we apperceive that the little Bolt is not currently profitable, that may be beneath acceptable to happen. Things could of advance change decidedly with the accession of the abutting bearing of electrified articles from the automaker.