If you’ve been waiting for a Chevrolet Bolt EV, you should be able to buy one before the end of the summer.
Chevrolet has released an updated schedule showing that the Bolt EV will be available nationwide in August, about a month ahead of schedule. GM originally planned nationwide sales to begin this September, with dealer orders kicking off in July.
A GM representative speaking to Automotive News said the rollout was moved up because GM was ahead of schedule on staff training and inventory for the new electric vehicle.
The Bolt EV was first released in California and Oregon in December of 2016, and expanded to another six states by April. Even in those limited markets, demand for the Bolt has occasionally outstripped supply.
Monthly sales of the Bolt EV hit a new high in May with 1,566 deliveries and 5,950 sales so far this year.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
Standard features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand steering wheel paddle and 10.2-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The top-trim Premier model adds leather-appointed seats, front and rear heated seats, surround camera, rear camera mirror and more.