The electric revolution is well and truly underway at General Motors, with the first vehicles based on the new Ultium platform having already found buyers in the United States. But, as confirmed by the folks at Chevrolet, the duo of the Bolt EV and the Bolt EUV are still at the top of the electric car sales charts for all brands in the American empire.
Both electric vehicles may be based on older platforms with not quite state-of-the-art technology, but the fact remains that GM’s new electric models – the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq – are priced for a customer base of means.
The two more affordable models from the bow-tie division even had a record third quarter in the U.S. with a total of 14,709 units sold in the last three months. And Chevrolet believes it can even surpass that statistic in the latter portion of this year with deliveries expected to reach the 44,000 vehicle delivery mark in 2022. This late increase in 2022 would be due to the repair of several models that have been parked since the massive recall campaign, with the automaker replacing thousands of batteries on all Bolts assembled since 2017.
It’s also worth mentioning that while all-electric models on the market are selling for more than in the past, the Bolt EV/Bolt EUV duo has received a significant price drop in the United States. Consumers interested in electric technology who don’t necessarily have the budget to afford a vehicle that hovers in the $100,000 range can happily turn to the two Chevy vehicles.
Moreover, if 2022 is a good year for GM’s electric model production with 44,000 vehicles delivered, 2023 looks even more eventful with forecasts of over 70,000 vehicles sold next year. Remember that by the end of 2023, the Silverado EV pickup and the two crossovers Blazer EV and Equinox EV will have been launched in the North American market.
It will be interesting to see if the two Bolts will be as popular in the fall of 2023. The answer in a year.