Chevrolet Bolt Trademark Application

Chevrolet Bolt Trademark Application

On August 5, 2014, General Motors filed two trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Those trademarks, Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt, list “motor land vehicles, namely automobiles” as the goods and services category.

We've no clue if GM actually intends to use Chevrolet Bolt.

Speculation currently runs the gamut from this possibly being the name of an upcoming low-cost version of the Chevy Volt or it simply being a way for GM to protect the Volt from perhaps a Chinese ripoff named Bolt, which of course sounds similar to Volt.

What's your take on why GM moved to trademark Chevrolet Bolt?

GM Trademarks Bolt Too

GM Trademarks Bolt Too

Friend of InsideEVs kdawg sent his stunning Chevrolet Bolt rendering:

Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt

Source: GM Authority