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The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV Hits the Lebanese Market

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IMPEX, the exclusive Chevrolet dealer in Lebanon, has announced the arrival of the brand’s award-winning electric car to the Lebanese market: the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, during an event in its main showroom in Badaro on January 23rd 2019.

With its future-forward powertrain, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is smoother mechanically than a regular petrol car, with only about a tenth of the moving parts of a conventional automobile. This translates to less wear and tear, fewer trips to the service center and greater ease of maintenance, which means plenty of savings for the customer. It is also powered by a 60-kWh battery pack delivering 204 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, which could be easily charged at home overnight.

Mounted along the vehicle’s entire floor, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s battery pack contributes to a low center of gravity, vehicle stability and interior spaciousness. Tackling real-world conditions of city driving as well as long highway cruises, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is accomplishing the once conceptual idea of long-range, affordable electric mobility.

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“Recently, the Chevrolet Bolt EV demonstrated its incredible 500+ km range as part of the 2018 Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip in the Middle East, on a single charge. With its fully electric and affordable capabilities, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a key step on our journey to a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. With the vehicle, Chevrolet gives consumers the chance to choose sustainable without sacrifice” quoted by General Motors executives.

Farid Homsi General Manager of Impex concluded: “It is with huge excitement and big expectations that we are launching today the new 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV which shows General Motors and Impex’s commitment for a brighter, cleaner future with zero emissions.”

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First Bolt EV Deliveries Begin across Chevrolet Showrooms in the UAE

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.

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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.”

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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.”

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Al Ghandi Auto brings Chevrolet Bolt EV to the UAE

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Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric vehicle, Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now available in the UAE market, announced Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

The launch of the most affordable electric vehicle in the UAE market is aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy, as envisioned and outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“We remain firmly committed to creating a sustainable landscape in future mobility, and the launch of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in Dubai and the Northern Emirates signifies our relentless efforts to bringing innovation that complement the direction of the Dubai government in building a Smart City and in increasing the availability of zero emission vehicles in the UAE,” commented Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto Group.

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He added, “First to welcome the arrival of the Bolt EV was the Dubai Police, who added a fleet of electric vehicles and translated the commitment of the Dubai government for having 10 per cent of the government’s fleet electric by 2030.”

The all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV is set to be the go-to vehicle for customers who are on the lookout for a sustainable car that combines a spacious interior for five passengers and up to 1.27L of cargo space, with a host of advanced technologies designed to help them along their journey.

“In addition to Al Ghandi Auto’s 8-years/160,000 kms battery/motor warranty, the new Chevrolet Bolt EV comes with the electric vehicles incentives that include: exemption from SALIK tag fee, unique number plate sticker, free assigned parking spots in 40 locations, and free e-car charging at over 200 stations until the end of 2019,” emphasized Mr. Jenkins.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV makes no compromise on performance, delivering 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, an estimated 520 kilometers on a single full charge, and 204 horsepower.

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV: Going the distance

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Chevrolet’s electric vehicle turns the phrase ‘range anxiety’ on its head

While many drivers love the idea of never refilling a fuel tank again, ‘range anxiety’ can hold some potential customers back from an electric vehicle. However, with the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet is all but rendering the term meaningless, thanks to its cutting-edge battery technology.

Built around a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the largest in its class, the Chevrolet Bolt EV offers a best-in-class driving range of over 500 km* on a single charge. To put that into context, a conventional petrol-powered car would deliver a similar driving range on a full tank of fuel, making the Chevrolet Bolt EV just as practical and useable in daily driving situations. Considering that a majority of people do not have to refuel their vehicle every single day, the Chevrolet Bolt EV presents a compelling case for its utility as a practical family car.

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Over the years, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s range capabilities have been put to the test in real-world conditions both in the US and now in markets across the globe, proving that it is the best-in-class affordable long-range EV.

Recently, the Chevrolet Bolt EV demonstrated its incredible 500+ km range* as part of the 2018 Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip in the Middle East. This was a nine-day event that covered over 1,750 km across the UAE and Oman where the Chevrolet Bolt EV performed excellently, proving it can tackle both daily driving as well as regional travel.

Mounted along the vehicle’s entire floor, the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s battery pack contributes to a low center of gravity, vehicle stability and interior spaciousness.

“The Chevrolet Bolt EV brings together superior electric range, space and fun-to-drive characteristics,” said Michael Lelli, vehicle chief engineer. “Our team aimed to deliver not only a great electric car, but a great car overall.”

Further reinforcing the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s credentials is the data recorded since the launch of the vehicle. Through January 2018 approximately 23,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV owners in North America have travelled a cumulative 209 million kilometers.

Tackling real-world conditions of city driving as well as long highway cruises, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is accomplishing the once conceptual idea of long-range, affordable battery electric mobility.

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General Motors’ Fleet Operators Take to the Road with All-New 2018 Line-up

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General Motors took its top fleet operators to the road this month for a thrilling ride and drive starting and ending at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah. The dynamic event gave attendees first-hand experience of the company’s latest design, safety, technology and engineering credentials, including the 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, as well as the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. Participants also got the chance to experience the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which is already a game-changer in the US and is pegged to arrive to select Middle East markets by the end of 2018. Boasting a range in excess of 500km (NEDC), the Chevrolet Bolt EV is a promise for a more sustainable future mobility landscape in the region.

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