Officially set to receive the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt in September 2017, there are a few dealerships in Michigan that now list Chevy Bolts for sale on their website.One dealership, Feldman Chevrolet in Novi, has 4 Bolt EVs listed on their site. Looking at the window stickers in the images, it looks like the cars are from California. It looks like the dealership has managed to get some shipped from California so that they can offer them locally. Continue reading
GM Korea Co. announced that preorders for the Chevrolet Bolt EV opened on Friday. 400 vehicles are set to be delivered to South Korea next month, so the company wanted to start selling them. Within 2 hours, all 400 Bolt vehicles were spoken for! Continue reading
The Chevy Bolt EV’s sister car, the Opel Ampera-e, is headed to Norway in June 2017. Due to a gradual ramp-up of production of the Bolt, GM has decided to wait 6 months before sending it’s sibling overseas. Continue reading
It’s been almost a year since GM’s CEO Mary Barra promised the company would have an affordable, 200-mile electric vehicle priced at $30,000. That statement brought a ton of press, and many nay-sayers who thought it couldn’t be done.
Well, today, GM announced the first 3 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs have been delivered to customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – Tesla’s backyard! GM chose the location for the first deliveries because “the Bay Area is one of the largest markets for the Chevy Electric family and Fremont Chevrolet (dealership) is the number one store for Volt sales this year, making it the perfect location for Bolt EV to make its debut.”
GM’s North American President Alan Batey has confirmed that the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will begin shipping to dealers in the fourth quarter of this year.
GM and Chevrolet have not yet released the vehicle’s expected range or price, so we still only know that it will have “more than 200 miles” range, and will be somewhere around $37,500 before incentives. Continue reading
GM will be sending the Bolt EV to Europe, but will sell it under the Opel brand, with the name Ampera-e. It’s name is a throwback to the Volt which was sold in Europe as the Opel Ampera.
The Opel Ampera-e will compete directly with the BMW i3, which is actually selling very well in Europe. Continue reading
Today, January 6th, is the day that GM set to unveil the Chevrolet Bolt EV in production form at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Yesterday, GM confirmed that the 200-mile 2016 Chevrolet Bolt EV would be available in ‘late 2016’. In an email sent out by GM yesterday to those that had expressed interest in the Bolt EV, there was a line attached that said “The all-electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available late 2016.”
Then, late last night, ahead of today’s reveal, CNET posted a video on YouTube of their test drive of the Bolt, and then quickly took it down, and then re-posted it this morning.
Next, details about the Bolt were leaked out ahead of today’s reveal at 1pm PST/4pm EST. Continue reading
According to Automotive News, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is on target for production in 2016. GM recently moved the production target to the fourth quarter of 2016, rather than the start of 2017.
This is a timeline graphic produced by Automotive News of GM’s upcoming model release schedule – note the Bolt listed in the 2nd half of 2016. Continue reading
This morning, Feb 12th, at a special breakfast kicking of the media days at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Alan Batey, head of General Motors North America, made an announcement confirming production of the Chevrolet Bolt.
“The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and unequivocal: Build it. We are moving quickly because of its potential to completely shake up the status quo for electric vehicles,” said Mr. Batey. Continue reading
Next week at the Chicago Auto Show, General Motors is expected to announce the production of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt.
According to a source familiar with GM’s plans, the electric vehicle will be built at GM’s Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township. A second source also confirmed the electric car will go into production and will be built in Orion Township – but they asked to remain anonymous because the plans haven’t been announced yet by GM. Continue reading