Chevrolet promised it would deliver its first Bolt EVs in 2016, and it did. A nationwide rollout of the new electric car would take longer, but apparently, it won't take as long as Chevrolet originally thought.
The Automotive News reports, citing remarks from Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's marketing director for cars. The order books are now open for all US dealers that received Chevrolet's certification for selling electric vehicles.will go on sale nationwide in August,
Previously, estimates pegged dealer orders to start in July, with deliveries landing in showrooms in September.
The Bolt EV technically "went on sale" in 2016, after the automaker according to Good Car Bad Car.to San Francisco Bay Area residents. Sales started in California and Oregon -- locations considered friendlier to EVs -- before a slow state-by-state expansion in early 2017. Through May, Chevrolet has sold 6,529 Bolt EVs,
This is Chevrolet's first 50-state EV, as the company previously sold the Spark EV in a handful of states. Its EPA-estimated 238-mile range is right in the alleged "sweet spot" that should help ease the transition from gas-powered cars to EVs., and we imagine a big chunk of the country will, too.
This early delivery means Chevrolet will be that much further ahead of Tesla, which has yet to begin production of the, the most affordable Tesla model to date that should exist as a direct competitor to the Bolt EV. Chevrolet lacks the cult of personality that surrounds Tesla and its vehicles, but a more traditional automaker offering a proper EV might help convert owners who don't necessarily trust the Kool-Aid coming from Silicon Valley. Interesting times are ahead, dear readers.