Common Motors is reportedly extending the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV’s shelf life by round one month.
Whereas manufacturing of the 2 subcompact electrical automobiles was scheduled to finish on November 7, it seems that GM has determined to construct the Bolt EV hatchback and Bolt EUV crossover for one extra month.
GM Authority studies that manufacturing of the 2 EVs at GM’s Orion Meeting in Michigan has been prolonged by a number of weeks till December 2023. The web site doesn’t cite any sources for this and says that the precise date when manufacturing will finish has but to be introduced.
We have requested Common Motors for affirmation and extra particulars on this and we’ll replace the story once we hear again.
The 2023 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV entered manufacturing in July 2022 within the wake of the battery recall fiasco, which signifies that the 2023 mannequin yr of the 2 EVs can have a manufacturing run of 17 months.
In April 2023, GM introduced that manufacturing of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV would finish in late 2023.
Final yr, the automaker introduced a manufacturing goal of 70,000 items for the 2 Bolt fashions within the 2023 calendar yr to fulfill “unprecedented buyer demand.” As of Q2 2023, GM recorded a complete of 33,659 items bought, which signifies that the 70,000 objective is attainable.
Whereas gross sales of the 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV have elevated dramatically over the previous yr, the a number of recollects and stop-sales that Common Motors issued final yr have performed a giant half in that.
That being mentioned, the 2 Bolt EVs stay standard as they’re essentially the most reasonably priced electrical automobiles on sale within the US. The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV begins at $27,495 and the 2023 Bolt EUV is priced from $28,795 (each costs together with $995 delivery).
Each fashions are constructed on GM’s BEV2 platform, which is the predecessor of the Ultium-powered BEV3 structure that underpins GM’s newest EVs such because the Chevrolet Equinox EV and Blazer EV, Cadillac Lyriq, and Cadillac Celestiq.
The Bolt EV and EUV are powered by a 65-kilowatt-hour battery pack that feeds vitality right into a front-mounted electrical motor rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The EPA vary estimates are 259 miles for the hatchback and 247 miles for the crossover.
GM lately confirmed that it’ll construct a next-generation Bolt EV that will likely be powered by its newest Ultium batteries and drive items.