GM’s Chevy Bolt EV sales steadily moved higher leading to national availability in August, but last month it got its first more serious jump in deliveries.
The automaker confirmed its September delivery results today and it delivered an impressive 2,632 Bolt EVs.
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The Chevy Bolt EV is now ‘officially available’ in every state in the US and the car has been in production for almost a year. Reviews have been almost entirely positive save for complaints about the seats, and long range charging infrastructure.
The delivery numbers are starting to reflect that.
GM noted in its monthly delivery report today:
- Bolt EV had its best month ever with 2,505 retail deliveries and 2,632 total deliveries.
- Best month ever for Chevrolet electrified vehicles (Bolt EV and Volt), with 3,929 retail deliveries.
It represents a significant 28% month-over-month increase. Here’s a chart of US deliveries since the start of production in December last year:
The all-electric vehicle is also available in Canada and Europe, under the Opel Ampera E brand, but allocations are extremely limited.
There’s a similar situation in the US despite the wider availability.
Bolt EV inventories increased to several thousand units during the summer and while buyers had difficulties getting their hands on the car in several markets, dealers in California had more than decent inventories and some customers have been getting away with paying less than $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 Bolt EV is GM’s only all-electric vehicle in its lineup built to be electric from the ground up. Despite a slow start in sales, GM announced yesterday that they plan to expand their electric lineup based on what they learn from the Bolt EV.
The American automaker confirmed that it plans to launch 2 new all-electric cars within 18 months and 20 more within the next 5 years.