General Motors recently confirmed that the Chevrolet Bolt mass-market all-electric car has hit the production line. The car is now being mass produced but the company’s spokeswoman has now confirmed that the car is actually going to be available in limited quantity later this year. At least General Motors will be able to meet its target of releasing this car by the end of 2016 even if it’s able to do that in limited quantities.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chevrolet Bolt will initially be available in California and Oregon. General Motors spokeswoman Michelle Malcho told the scribe that GM is “focusing on this year getting the cars ready for customers,” and that other states will get the car at a slower pace.
Even though GM is seeing high interest in its first mass-market all-electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt is only going to be available in “limited quantities” throughout 2017. States other than California and Oregon will have to wait until 2017 to get this car.
It’s understandable why there is great interest in this car. Priced at $30,000, this all-electric car claims to provide 238 miles of range on a single charge. It’s significantly cheaper than other electric cars who are capable of offering this much mileage and actually has a head start on its rival the Tesla Model 3 which may not be released until late into 2017.