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GM is saying that it's too much of a risky move to build a right-hand drive version of the Chevy Bolt to be sold in the UK. Comparing this to what happened with the Chevy Volt (European version) that got cancelled because of much less than expected sales. Across the continent, the Chevy Volt apparently only sold a max of 5,200 units a year, even though they thought that it would do double that.

It is possible down the road, but it doesn't seem like it's going to be happening for a good bit for now.

Article about it here: http://www.autoblog.com/2016/09/15/right-hand-drive-chevy-bolt-too-expensive-and-risky-for-gm/

The car was engineered to be RHD, but that doesn't mean A GM spokesperson told Automotive News Europe that the company is taking, "a more cautious approach. If you don't want to lose too much money, we prefer not to make right-hand-drive yet. The decision was partly financial."
 

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I thought so too, but if you look at the pictures of the Ampera-E, those are left-hand drive too ?
 

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The Bolt is so suitable for the UK market, it is small and a five door hatch that seats five.
The Volt not so suitable with only four seats, over priced for what it was (in RHD Counties)
 

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Affording to develop it is no problem. Just being able to price it accordingly for what they're going up against is the issue it seems.
 
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