Demand for electric vehicles is strong, Chevrolet Bolt EV production will increase by 20%

On July 9, GM will increase Chevrolet Bolt’s 20% electric vehicle production to meet higher than expected market demand. GM said that in the United States, Canada and South Korea, the global sales of Bolt EV in the first half of 2018 increased by 40% compared with the same period last year.


GM CEO Mary Barra said in a speech in March that Bolt EV production may continue to increase. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is being produced at the Lake Orion plant in Michigan, and its market sales have been in short supply. Mary Barra said at a conference in Houston, “Based on the growing global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV, we announced that we will increase the production of Bolt EVs later this year.”


Chevrolet Bolt EV

In the first half of the year, Bolt EV sold 7,858 units in the United States (GM only announced sales in the first and second quarters), and car sales increased by 3.5% from the first half of 2017. It should be noted that Bolt’s main competitor at this stage is Nissan Leaf. According to the Nissan report, the sales volume of the LEAF electric vehicle in the United States was 6,659.

Kurt McNeil, vice president of GM’s sales business, said in a statement, “The additional output is enough to catch up with Bolt EV’s global sales growth. Expanding its inventory in the US market will make our vision of zero emissions in the world more A step closer.”

In addition to direct sales and rentals to consumers, the Chevrolet Bolt EV has also been converted into a Cruise Automation autopilot. It should be noted that GM acquired Cruise Automation in 2016.

Post time: Jul-20-2020