General Motors has given electric vehicle enthusiasts and official, solid timeline for when they can expect to see Bolt EVs at their neighborhood Chevrolet dealer. General Motors developed a schedule to roll out the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
According to General Motors Authority, General Motors developed a schedule to roll out the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EC nationwide, which shows every state receiving Bolt EVs by September of this year. The first month on the left of the column represents when Bolt EVs may be ordered in the states listed. The second month represents when Bolt EVs will be physically available. This schedule concludes with a two-week shut down at the Orion assembly plant where the Bolt EV is produced and signals when the 2018 model year of vehicles will begin production.
This means the Bolt EV is available nationwide and it will be 2018 model year. When it comes to where Bolt EV will show up a nest, General Motors has already started the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States will be of focus.orm/
General Motors won’t reach large production volumes with the Chevy Bolt EV, but maybe it will with more all-electric models using the same platform, Electrik reported. The CEO, Mary Barra suggested that the automaker is planning to release a huge range of vehicles using the platform. Barra made this comment this week at the North American International Auto Show and also said that the platform will be used for the company’s autonomous program at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry. Several automakers are announcing new vehicles and General Motor’s early lead with a relatively affordable long-range EV could soon disappear. It won’t be bad for them if they expand on their electrification plans like Ford.
Ford and General Motors are lobbying to block EPA’s new fuel consumption standard that would force them to produce EVs in volumes. Even if the models came out on the Bolt EV platform, it would be interesting to get an idea of the planned production.