15 Jan '15, 4pm

GM’s Potential BMW i3-Beating Bolt Hails from Down Under

If not for an unplanned-for tipster, the Chevy Bolt EV Concept that looks like an affordable counterpoint to BMW’s i3 was nearly a surprise, and perhaps it was a bit easier keeping its development under wraps as it hails from Australia. Although GM did not mention it in its press release , the Bolt was built at GM Australia’s Port Melbourne-based design studio. According to CarAdvice.com, this is one of only two GM design workshops in the world that could have done the job. Rumor has it that the surprise was blown by a senior employee at GM and the story that was broken by the Wall Street Journal and reported here last weekend too, tipped what would have caught everyone unprepared. Word has it also that GM CEO Mary Barra was none too pleased, but a source said the offender who provided the leak was “too high up” to fire. In any case, the good news for EV fans is the Bolt i...

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