Electric cars are not only the future of the automobile industry. No, EVs are the present, and as the technology develops, they will take over the biggest piece of cake in the car industry without any doubt. Since it’s among the biggest automotive companies, GM has to follow the trend, so the brand’s all-new electric car isn’t any surprise for us at all. The automaker unveiled the 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV crossover a few days ago.
Essentially, the all-new electric SUV is the utility version of the Bolt EV and just one of many GM models that uses electricity only. In case you’ve forgotten, the company promised at least 20 new EVs to launch by 2023, and two of them will be heavily influenced by the Bolt.
As for the Menlo EV, the crossover won’t be sold in North America at all. The car is made for the Chinese market only. The U.S. market, on the other hand, will have to wait for the Bolt EUV, for which we believe it’s going to look and use pretty much everything like the 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV.
The electric SUV is 183 in (4.65 m) long, 71.7 in (1.82 m) wide, 60.6 in (1.54 m) tall and it has a wheelbase of 104.7 in (2.66 m). It uses a 148-hp electric motor developed by Huayu Automotive Electric Systems Co., Ltd. The automaker hasn’t revealed any drive-range numbers so far, but we believe that the option is going to be able to travel almost 190 miles on a single charge. We have no clue, however, how much time the car needs to spend plugged before the battery becomes fully-charged, but we hope to see some fast DC kit.
The 2020 Chevrolet Menlo EV will be fully revealed in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates.