Chevrolet Bolt EV autonomous prototypes have been rolling off a General Motors assembly line in Michigan since January, the company now says. GM has built 130 autonomous Bolt EVs for testing on public roads.
Cruise Automation will get $14 million from parent General Motors for a new R&D facility, and will add more than 1,100 jobs. GM bought the autonomous-car startup last year, and is now testing cars in three cities.
The 2017 Chevy Bolt all-electric vehicle was designed from the inside out as a family vehicle for the masses. Cargo capacity was a top priority. Aerodynamics was sacrificed, which takes its toll on the per-charge driving range.
Cruise Automation is now testing autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars in two locations: San Francisco, and Scottsdale, Arizona. The GM-owned company hasn't said how it will apply its technology to production cars.
Within two months of GM's purchase of Cruise Automation driverless car firm, the independent division is testing driverless Chevy Bolt EVs in San Francisco. The all-electric 2017 Bolt EV has a 200-mile range and may be used by GM partner…