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GM Expands Fleet of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Electric Cars

  • Carmaker to test 180 Bolts on public roads in three cities
  • Engineers started evaluating self-driving Bolts in June 2016
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

General Motors Co. is adding more cars to the race auto manufacturers and tech companies are in to get self-driving vehicles onto public roads.

The largest U.S. automaker will expand its fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts to 180 of the electric vehicles, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said Tuesday. The latest 130 cars will be equipped with a suite of cameras, sensors and other hardware that’s been updated from the systems used on 50 self-driving Bolts already being tested in San Francisco, metro Detroit and Scottsdale, Arizona.