The new Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated an incredible amount of interest in the past few months. Business is booming, and the production lines are struggling to meet consumer demand. As a result, General Motors is opting to increase production of the Bolt EV by 20 percent for the upcoming quarter.
Sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV are up 40 percent in the first half of 2018. The electric crossover saw more than 7,858 units leave dealership lots between January and June, effectively outselling top competitors.
The Bolt EV is currently produced at the Lake Orion facility in Michigan. Production isn’t quite keeping up with demand, though, prompting executives to ramp up the operation. The electric crossover has officially begun outselling its electric sedan sibling, the Volt.
“The extra production coming on line should be enough to help us keep growing global Bolt EV sales,” said Kurt McNeil, GM U.S. vice president of sales and operations.
The new Chevrolet Bolt EV is leading the charge in more than just eco-friendly travel. The model is a self-driving car prototype from Cruise Automation, the GM arm for autonomous driving.
The current Chevrolet Bolt EV launched in California in 2016. The existing electric crossover features an EPA-estimated 238-mile driving range on a single charge.* Innovative systems, such as one-pedal driving and electronic precision shift, streamline traveling in the 2018 Bolt EV.
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*EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.