It’s been a tough Q1 for General Motors, it seems, with the automaker only delivering only 457 electric vehicles. Despite these lacklustre results, GM assures consumers that more EVs are coming, which will hopefully lead to a better production and delivery performance in Q2.
“Production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will resume on April 4. Chevrolet dealers continue to repair customer vehicles and recently resumed deliveries of some completed Bolt EV and Bolt EUVs in inventory.”
This is important to note, as GM faced a substantial setback due to the recall of the Chevy Bolt due to a potential battery malfunction, which required the automaker to shutdown production on the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV for a long time. As the automaker looked to resolve the recall, any new battery production went to battery replacement efforts rather than the production of new models.
As such, GM’s Q1 delivery was split between the Chevy Bolt EVEUV (358 vehicles) and the GMC Hummer EV Pickup (99 vehicles). Compared to the same period last year, the Bolt EV/EUV is down 96 per cent. For the Hummer EV, GM saw an increase of 1 vehicle from last quarter, which is notable due to the cost of the luxury EV (starting at $99,988).
It’s also important to note that GM has attracted over 65,000 Hummer EV pickup reservations, with this configuration now sold out into 2024 and set to launch over the next few years. GM also began production of the Cadillac Lyriq, which will surely benefit Q2 production results.