Back in January, Chevrolet released the Bolt’s state-by-state distribution plan and as promised, their first long-range electric vehicle is now available at dealerships nationwide in the U.S.
As the first to market, beating the Tesla Model 3 and next generation Nissan Leaf, the Bolt EV amassed a large following and according to Autoguide, Chevy has sold 11,670 Bolt EVs this year. If you tack on the sales made since last December, that’s an impressive 12,249 vehicles.
Of course an affordable starting price of $37,495 (including destination) plus a maximum of $7,500 in federal tax incentives helps as well. But most appealing may be the much touted 238 miles of range with some forum members surpassing that in real world numbers.
The long list of standard features in the LT trim including the 10.2-inch color touchscreen, Regen on Demand, and eight-year/100,000-mile limited warranty is just icing on the cake.
If you add on the Canadian Bolt sales of 866 vehicles, Chevy may hit Karl Brauer’s prediction of 30,000 to 80,000 Bolt EVs sold before the end of the year.