The use of personification to produce quick emotional responses is known as the "pathetic fallacy,"
despite seeming like it has something to do with elderly men and Corvettes. The door yawned, beckoned, and other such sounds.
As critic Northrop Frye might have observed, personification is lame.
But I was unable to resist. I secretly hoped the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, a bit huskier variant of the redesigned Bolt EV that now has less flammable batteries,
was taking pleasure in the attention as I watched neighbours and dog walkers stare longingly through its windows. That little brat has experienced a lot.
The Bolt (midsize four-door hatchback), GM's first mass-produced long-range EV and the younger sister of the Volt plug-in hybrid, made its debut for model year 2017.
The Bolt was a vivacious paragon of suitability with well-equipped variants priced around $40,000 (with the $7,500 federal tax credit when available)
and a dependable 200 miles of range between charges. Vulcan as a whole exulted.
In hindsight, it is evident that GM's passion for EVs was lacking.
The Bolt's marketing was unsupportive, production couldn't keep up with demand, and sales and service were bewildered. No. Silverados is essential.