General Motors just announced the official end of the crowd-favourite Chevy Bolt EV and EUV. According to the automaker, production of the EVs will come to a close late this year, to make room for the production debut of the Chevy Equinox.
This news may come as a disappointment to some EV lovers, as the Bolt EV was hailed as one of the most affordable (and highly regarded) EVs in the US market. In fact, the Chevy Bolt was the best US selling non-Tesla EV in Q1 of 2023, with almost 20,000 vehicles sold. GM has also revealed that 75 per cent of Bolt owners were new to GM, with 80 per cent of Bolt owners saying they would buy another Chevy.
“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,” shared a Chevy Spokesperson. “As the company continues to grow it’s EV portfolio with the Ultium platform, and as construction continues at the Orion Township, MI, assembly plant in preparation for battery electric truck production beginning in 2024, Chevrolet confirmed Bolt EV and EUV production will end late this year. 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 Chevy Equinox and Blazer SS are expected to arrive at dealerships sometime this summer, are both based on GM’s Ultium platform, which will effectively mark the end of the Bolt’s older drivetrain system. Canadian pricing for the 2023 Chevy Equinox will range from $30,347 to $38,647 before options.
If your heart is still set on a Chevy Bolt – it’s not to late. In an email to customers, GM assures Bolt EV support will continue beyond the end of production, and notes that purchases of the 2023 Bolt model are still open.