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The Last Orders for the Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV will be Taken in August

Those who want a new Chevrolet Bolt EV or EUV will have to act quickly.

  • GM will stop taking orders for these models in about 2 months and production is rumoured to end in November.

  • The Bolt is currently the least expensive EV on sale in the United States, even before tax credits.

  • This model could come back as a new Ultium-based EV priced under US $30,000.

Many were surprised to hear General Motors will be discontinuing the Bolt EV and EUV after the 2023 model year, but it seems the company is ready to go ahead with this plan.

Indeed, while the automaker had announced a boost in production for the Bolt in 2023, it is now about to start winding things down at its Lake Orion factory in Michigan, which will be retooled in order to manufacture the new Silverado EV.

This means that those who want to get their hands on the sub-compact electric hatchback or its slightly larger crossover variant will have to act fast.

Indeed, sources cited by GM Authority say the last order cycle for the Bolt and Bolt EUV will begin on August 17 and dealers will have to get their orders in over the following days.

According to the same sources, production will continue until November 7th, but we don’t know if this means GM will be able to reach its target of 70,000 units for the year or if it means the company chose to prioritize the launch of the electric pickup instead.

The end of the Bolt is not good news for many buyers in North America since the little Chevrolet is the most affordable EV on the U.S. market, even before factoring in the $7,500 in federal tax credits for which most of its competitors are not eligible.

Things might not all be bad however, since the CEO of General Motors hinted at a potential return of the Bolt, which could come back as an Ultium-based model that would slot below the upcoming Equinox EV in the lineup with a price of less than US $30,000.

Until then, the current versions of the Bolt EV and EUV continue to be powered by a 200-horsepower electric motor and a 65 kWh battery that gives a range of 259 miles (417 kilometres) to the EV and 247 miles (398 kilometres) to the EUV.

Source: GM Authority


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