The Chevrolet Bolt EV Overview Updated May 18, 2018

The Chevrolet Bolt EV

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July 2015 - May 2018

The Chevy Bolt EV is GM’s first long-range all-electric vehicle. It’s a “compact crossover” utility vehicle with 238 miles of range and a starting price of $37,500 before incentives.

GM started producing the Bolt in October 2016 and the vehicle should make it to dealerships not long after in markets with ZEV mandates first, like California. Full US rollout should finish by mid 2017.

Find the lowest price on a Chevy Bolt EV here.

Read our Chevy Bolt EV review here.

Chevy Bolt EV Stories May 18

Over a year after its launch, the Chevy Bolt EV is still alone as an all-electric vehicle with a range of over 200 miles for less than $40,000, but GM hasn’t taken the opportunity to sell more vehicles despite clear important demand.

In Canada, the significant demand and limited availability have created a backlog of up to a year. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories May 8

GM is about to release the third model year of the Chevy Bolt EV, its only all-electric vehicle, and we’ve got a glimpse at the updates that the automaker is bringing to the vehicle through dealer documentation. expand full story

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Chevy Bolt EV Stories April 3

As expected, Chevy Bolt EV sales in the US have dropped significantly in 2018 after a record end of 2017.

Now, sales of the all-electric vehicle are slowly going back toward its normal ~2,000 units per month as there is still no sign of the promised production increase. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 30

A lot of eyes are on self-driving test programs right now, especially since the fatal accident involving a Uber test vehicle earlier this month.

Now a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV test car gets a ticket in San Francisco for not yielding to a pedestrian, but GM doesn’t agree with the police officer. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 23

Norway’s electric vehicle association decided to put 5 popular all-electric vehicles to a thorough winter test to see how they performed under harsh conditions.

Between the Nissan Leaf, VW e-Golf, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, Opel Ampera-e (Chevy Bolt EV), and the BMW i3, the association tentatively declares the Ioniq as the winner. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 19

We have often reported on how Tesla’s all-electric vehicles are becoming surprisingly increasingly popular with police departments all around the world.

But now it’s the Chevy Bolt EV’s turn to electrify a police car fleet. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 15

GM announced today that it is investing $100 million into upgrading two factories to start making the production version of its self-driving Chevy Bolt EV for its upcoming driverless ride-sharing service to be launched next year. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 7

GM CEO Mary Barra reiterated the company’s commitment to zero-emission vehicles and announced that they are increasing Chevy Bolt EV production. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 2

GM has been using the Chevy Bolt EV electric car has an anchor vehicle for its car-sharing network, Maven. 

Now they are using it again today by sending 20 Chevy Bolt EVs to Austin. expand full story

Chevy Bolt EV Stories March 1

EVgo today announced price drops, a simpler scheme and longer charge windows to “the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations”. EVgo says that the new rates match or beat gasoline on a per mile basis and the new service will be a boon for apartment dwellers and current/prospective EV buyers who need to take trips outside of their EV range. However, there are some important details to consider.

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