Chevrolet has made good on their promise to make its first sales before the end of this year. GM announced that their first Bolt deliveries were made today and it’s right in Tesla's backyard at Fremont, California.
Maybe this is a dig at Tesla, maybe not, but we do know that there are now three lucky new Bolt owners in Fremont. This took place just a few days after the Volt’s sixth-year anniversary and the GM EV1’s 20th anniversary.
All three owners were excited to take delivery of their new Bolts.
Bobby Edmonds is replacing a BMW i3 with the Bolt EV because “The range and technology attracted me to the Bolt EV. It’s also a great-looking, roomy vehicle and I love the fact it’s from an American brand.” Steve Henry is replacing his Toyota Prius and the Bolt EV will be William “Bill” Mattos’ third Chevrolet electric vehicle.
More lucky owners in California and Oregon should be driving away with their own Bolts soon and then everyone else nationwide will get theirs by mid-2017. In fact, a few Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia should be receiving their deliveries this winter.
GM’s Orion plant is operating on one eight-hour shift a day to produce around 100 Bolts a day and depending on the demand for their newest EV, they may increase that to three shifts.