According to Automotive News, the 2017 Bolt EV is reportedly going into production in October as scheduled.
Official timeline provided by the news source didn’t specifically state October but the production dates have been published by other sources before. Back in May, hybridCARS managed to get their hands on an unedited copy of General Motor’s official production schedule and on it, the month for Chevy’s Bolt EV “start of regular production” (SORP) was listed as October. This copy was originally intended for investors only but it was published online briefly before it was taken down and then released again with the dates missing.
Now, the latest report suggests that GM plans to produce around 25,000 car annually and this number could include vehicles destined for the China market. This may not be enough to meet demands if Kelly Blue Book analyst Karl Brauer’s prediction is correct. Brauer suggests Bolt EV sales could range from 30,000 to 80,000 in the first year alone.
Final specs have yet to be announced for the $37,500 Bolt but Chevy does promise that it’ll deliver at least 200 miles of electric range. No doubt, many publications will be watching the Bolt’s launch very closely and hopefully, we’ll have more news now that we’re in the second half of 2016.