Chevrolet has revealed the 2017 Bolt will be built through an "unprecedented supplier relationship" with LG.

Chevrolet has revealed the 2017 Bolt will be built through an "unprecedented supplier relationship" with LG.

The two companies starting planning the model at an early stage and considered a variety of different vehicle architectures, electric driving ranges and performance options.  In the end, they decided to make the Bolt an affordable electric vehicle that delivers "spirited performance" and a 200+ mile (321+ km) range.

The partnership also paved the way for the Bolt to use a number of LG-sourced components including the electric motor, the onboard charger and the power inverter module. LG was also tapped to provide the battery pack, the battery heater, the electronic climate control system and an assortment of power and communication modules. The South Korean-based company will also supply the car's instrument cluster and infotainment system.

In a statement, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Mark Reuss, said “By taking the best of our in-house engineering prowess established with the Chevrolet Volt and Spark EV, and combining the experience of the LG Group, we’re able to transform the concept of the industry’s first long range, affordable EV into reality.”

His sentiments were echoed by LG Electronics Vehicle Components CEO Woo-jong Lee who remarked "The opportunity to work with GM on such game-changing technology is indicative of exactly the type of contributions that traditional tech companies can make in the automotive space.”

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