General Motors has filed an application to trademark the name ‘Bolt EUV’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which could indicate that Chevrolet is developing a new, Bolt-based electric vehicle.
A search through the USPTO database reveals that the trademark application was filed on April 9, 2019 for use on “Motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles.” It is assumed that ‘EUV’ is short for Electric Utility Vehicle – and if that’s the case, then a Bolt-based crossover, which may carry that name, could very well be heading our way.
While we don’t know for sure if it’s gonna be an SUV or not, last month’s announcement from General Motors that it was developing a new electric vehicle for Chevrolet “designed and engineered off an advanced version of the current award-winning Bolt EV architecture” confirms that we’ll get a new EV built on the Bolt’s platform. The General also stated that the new vehicle will be manufactured at its Orion Assembly plant, the same site where the Bolt is currently produced.
For what it’s worth, neither GM or Chevrolet have said what form this vehicle could take, but given the demand for crossovers, it seems most likely that the Bolt EUV will be an electric crossover, perhaps targeting the Tesla Model Y. Using ‘Bolt’ in its name will help consumers immediately identify it as an electric vehicle – and if this image, which surfaced two years ago and allegedly shows a Bolt-based crossover, is legit, then we just may have an idea of what it might look like.
General Motors announced in 2017 that it will launch 20 electric vehicles by 2023, and at the time, it was reported that two of these would be based on the Bolt. Details about other EVs in the works are scarce, but at least one of them is expected to be a sports car.