Bolts Hit Dealerships Nationwide by August
If you've found that it's hard to get your hands on a new Chevrolet Bolt, you'll be glad to hear that GM intends to increase supplies by August to dealerships from coast to coast. Chevrolet's all electric vehicle sells for approximately $30,000, before taking advantage of tax incentives, and the Bolt is considered the first long-range electric car on the market.
Monthly sales of the Bolt EV hit a new high in May: 1,566 units—or 5,950 cars so far in 2017. The nationwide rollout of the Bolt at an accelerated pace will help GM get closer to its target of 25,000 sales in its first year of production. Jim Cain, a Chevrolet spokesman, said that sales were “right on plan.”
“The term I would use is slow and steady,” said Marc Cannon, a spokesman for AutoNation, the largest dealership group in the United States. “They’re making sure they meet the needs of early adopters, and they’re taking their time doing it.”
A nationwide ad campaign is planned for the coming weeks. “We were waiting for the training to be done, we were waiting for the right tools to be in place,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for cars and crossovers. “We are kind of ahead of schedule on implementing all of those things as well as making sure we have enough sufficient inventory.”Read more: Chevy Bolt Will Be Available Nationwide by August