Albeit slowly, GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales are still growing – reaching a new high of 1,642 units in the US last month.

It brings the total delivered of the new all-electric vehicle in the US to 7,592 units since the beginning of the year and just over 8,000 since its launch in December 2016.

In June, GM opened Chevy Bolt EV orders for approved dealerships nationwide, But that didn’t contribute to deliveries since the first shipment to the new approved dealerships are expected in August.

At that point, we should have a better idea of the market for the Bolt EV.

In the meantime, it’s still not clear if the vehicle is still production constraint or if it’s a demand issue. In certain markets where the vehicle is officially available, it can be difficult to get your hands on one, while in other markets, like California, there are decent inventories and some customers have been getting away with paying $25,000 after incentives due to discounts. You can always check with your local dealers for inventory and see if you can find a deal.

The Chevy Bolt EV has an MSRP of $37,500 before any incentive.

A few vehicles have also been shipped to Canada and to Opel in Europe, but the bulk of its market is still the US, where sales have been growing slowly month to month over the last quarter:

As per GM’s own distribution plan, the Bolt EV is officially in dealerships in California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland,  and Virginia since the beginning of the year.

New York, New Jersey and Washington were added throughout the first quarter and deliveries in Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Colorado started in May.

A few more states will be added next month and it should officially go nationwide in August.

GM also recently dedicated some of the production for its self-driving test fleet. Last month, the automaker announced that it completed production of 130 autonomous Chevy Bolt EVs.

The Chevy Bolt EV also earned a top safety rating from IIHS last month, which could help demand for the all-electric vehicle.

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