In line with unprecedented demand since its regional reveal at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show late last year, the highly anticipated Chevrolet Bolt EV has finally arrived to the brand’s dealerships across the UAE.
Offering an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, customers in the UAE can now visit showrooms to book a test drive and experience Chevrolet’s revolutionary way to drive electric.
Liberty Automobiles, one of the official Chevrolet dealers in the UAE, kick-started deliveries this month as they handed over the keys to the first Bolt EV customer, Mr. Saeed Obaid Juma Al Leem Al Ali. An Emirati National, Mr. Saeed aspires to live more sustainably and his Chevrolet Bolt EV purchase is serving as a huge step on his journey to achieve this personal goal.
Commenting on his purchase, Mr. Saeed said: “Having been a Chevrolet fan over the last few years, I always keep a close eye on their new model introductions however the Chevrolet Bolt EV was one that I was particularly excited about due to its green credentials. This car is the product of exceptional electric engineering with zero compromise on performance or comfort and I’m looking forward to finally driving it on the roads. I feel very strongly about investing in a more sustainable future, constantly making adjustments to my lifestyle, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a big step in the right direction.”
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is the brand’s first electric vehicle in the region and the first electric vehicle ever to combine clean technology with an anxiety-free range of over 500km on a single charge.
Molly Peck, Chief Marketing Officer at General Motors – Middle East said: “Since its reveal to the region in November of last year, our Chevrolet Bolt EV has received an overwhelmingly positive response and we have no doubt this will increase as vehicles continue to arrive across our showrooms in the region. Seeing the Chevrolet Bolt EV delivered to customers like Saeed who is dedicated to driving change forward is extremely rewarding for our teams. We would encourage anyone who has any questions about electric vehicles to visit one of our showrooms to experience the future of mobility for themselves.”
To celebrate the first Bolt EV purchase, Chevrolet’s strategic partner, GreenParking, also offered Mr. Saeed a Level 2 Charger to install in his house, ensuring easy and speedy charging for the Bolt EV at all times. Sam Alawiye – CEO at GreenParking said: “Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they are becoming a common sight on the roads of the UAE. We are excited to join forces with General Motors to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East and beyond.”
The Chevrolet Bolt EV
Already a game-changer in the electric vehicle space in the US, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is suited to all lifestyles and makes no compromise on performance. Whether it is zipping through the city or tackling longer road trips down to Oman, the Chevrolet Bolt EV delivers spacious comfort and reliability paired with a 204 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque delivering speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
Additionally, with the reduced service requirements of its electric drive, the Chevrolet Bolt EV offers an exceptionally low cost of maintenance. Likewise, government initiatives offering free parking, free registration for EVs, free Salik tags as well as free charging at DEWA-approved stations until end of 2019 add to the cost benefits of owning an electric vehicle.
Rimoun Hanouch, Group General Manager of Liberty Automobiles, commented: “The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be at the forefront of the regional electric vehicle movement and will usher in the shift towards a sustainable future, in line with the strategy of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment that aims to promote environmental health and the transition to a green economy. With exceptional reliability and range, the Bolt EV reflects our ongoing strategy to raise public awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles and pave the way for customers to conveniently make the switch.”