- Hollis Johnson
- The Bolt is General Motors all-electric car. When it was introduced it was initially available only on the West Coast. GM said Tuesday that the car is now available at dealerships across the US. The vehicle is now the third-best-selling all-electric car in the US, still being outsold by Tesla’s more expensive Model S and Model X.
When General Motors introduced its Chevy Bolt all-electric, long-range car last year, the $37,500 vehicle was available in only limited West Coast markets. Through late 2016 and 2017, more states came online.
A year later, customers throughout the US can purchase the car, which has been selling fairly well for GM: with 14,302 units moved through October, it’s the third-best-selling all-electric vehicle in the country, behind the more expensive Tesla Model S and Model X.
GM said on Tuesday that the Bolt is now at “certified dealerships nationwide.”
The Bolt competes with the Tesla Model 3, a vehicle that Tesla is currently selling for $44,000, but that will be available in a $35,000 configuration in the future. The carmaker has struggled with early production, producing just 260 Model 3s in the third-quarter; CEO Elon Musk had projected 1,500 in September alone.
Chevy has endured no production issues with the Bolt, but the vehicle doesn’t have the level of demand the Model 3 does, based on pre-orders for Tesla’s car.