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Reportedly Mike Lelli head engineer on the Bolt and Volt had a chance encounter with a Bolt owner about 10 min south of Chicago at an EVGo station. Mike was driving a pre-production 2019 Bolt and gave a hint at some 2019 changes: new seats and suspension changes seemed to be the only things he'd hint at.

Story with link: https://insideevs.com/2019-chevy-bolt-better-seats-suspension/
 

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He also stated that the driver would have more control over charging SOC (rather than the very basic Hilltop Reserve Mode).

That, and he verified that the peak charging rates were hardware limited (most likely at the cell level, which have a manufacturer recommended max recharge rate of 1 C).
 

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Great, now if GM would just add ACC to the 2019 and beyond Bolt I would consider the Bolt to replace my Volt as my next vehicle.
 

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I had mentioned this earlier, but at the Daytona race this year, I was talking with a GM rep (actually 2), and they indicated the 2019 Bolt will end up with ACC. Perhaps not in Sept, maybe in Feb? He did not say. He knew a lot about the Bolt, but I did record his name and title, but I would not post it if I had.
 

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Reportedly Mike Lelli head engineer on the Bolt and Volt had a chance encounter with a Bolt owner about 10 min south of Chicago at an EVGo station. Mike was driving a pre-production 2019 Bolt and gave a hint at some 2019 changes: new seats and suspension changes seemed to be the only things he'd hint at.

Story with link: https://insideevs.com/2019-chevy-bolt-better-seats-suspension/
via: https://insideevs.com/2019-chevy-bolt-better-seats-suspension/
***UPDATE: General Motors has contacted us regarding these possible changes to the 2019 Bolt. As it turns out, some information from Mike Lelli was likely misinterpreted.

For the official record, front seat improvements were made for the Model Year 2018 Bolt and carry over for the 2019 Model Year.

As for the suspension, the Bolt does not have a new setup for 2019, though GM says it’s always fine-tuning its products.
 
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