2023 Bolt EV

Chevrolet To End Production Of Electric Bolt Models

DETROIT – Production of the Chevrolet’s electric Bolt and larger Bolt EUV models will come to an end by year’s end, General Motors CEO Mary Barra reported in an earnings call this morning. The suburban Detroit plant where the models are built will be retooled in preparation for building electric Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.

Chevrolet has built the Bolt since the 2017 model year. Starting at under $30,000, the Bolt is the least expensive electric vehicle on sale in the U.S. The company expects to produce more than 70,000 this year, up from 44,000 in 2022.

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“When the Chevrolet Bolt EV launched, it was a huge technical achievement and the first affordable EV, which set in motion GM’s all-electric future,” Chevy spokesman Cody Williams said in a statement. “Chevrolet will launch several new EVs later this year based on the Ultium platform in key segments, including the Silverado EV, Blazer EV and Equinox EV.”

The rollout of the Silverado EV is expected in the second quarter, followed by the Chevrolet Blazer EV in summer. The Equinox EV is expected to arrive this fall with a similar starting price to a Bolt, which has older battery technology than the new electric models

(Photos courtesy of Chevrolet)

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. He also hosts the weekday chat show "Talk of the Town" from 10 a.m. to noon on WATR (AM 1320, FM 97.7) in Waterbury. A graduate of Vermont Academy, he holds a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1975. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville and drives a 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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