Chevy Bolt Will Finally Hit Dealerships Across America in August

Marco Green
June 11, 2017

General Motors announced this week that it will accelerate its plans to sell the 238-mile Chevy Bolt electric vehicle throughout the United States. Chevrolet's original plan was to open up ordering for all US dealers in July for delivery in September-but Bolt ordering is open right now, a full month ahead of time, and the electric cars should start popping up in showrooms everywhere starting in August.

With a fully charged battery, the Bolt EV can drive as many as 238 miles between charges.

The Bolt EV won't get a true competitor until the Model 3 sedan launches, which is slated to happen later this year, although Tesla is certainly not known for its ability to stay on schedule.

GM spokesman Fred Ligouri confirmed the report, which means you can now order a Bolt EV at any Chevrolet dealership that's certified to sell it regardless of US location. While it was a significant increase, it still lags behind the expected 25,000 to 30,000 deliveries during its first full year of production. "They're making sure they meet the needs of early adopters, and they're taking their time doing it".

Bolt EV sales began in December in California and OR, he added, and GM has rolled the vehicle out since then in 14 more states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Since then, sales of the long-distance EV have expanded to Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

"We were waiting for the training to be done, we were waiting for the right tools to be in place", Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's marketing director for cars and crossovers revealed.

Along with the surge in cars headed to dealerships, we can also expect a "highly targeted" national ad campaign in the coming weeks.

GM does not have a preorder system for Bolts, but the company encourages potential Bolt customers to visit their local Chevrolet dealer to express their interest.

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