It’s no secret that the Chevy Bolt has been having a great year. Despite a few recalls earlier this year, the Bolt has gone on to become one of the most popular electric vehicles (EVs) among mainstream consumers. Now, General Motors, who manufactures the Bolt, is reporting record-breaking sales and even leading in overall EV sales in America. In this article, we will take a closer look at how the Chevy Bolt defied expectations and became a top seller despite its troubles earlier this year. We will also review what other EVs are doing to compete with the ever-popular Bolt on the market. Read on to learn more!
Chevy Bolt’s recent success
Chevy Bolt had its best sales ever last month, despite a series of recalls affecting the electric vehicle.
According to General Motors, the Bolt led mainstream EV sales in the United States last month. The company says that the car’s recent success is due to a number of factors, including its affordable price tag and range of features.
The Bolt has been plagued by a number of safety issues in recent months, including a software glitch that could cause the car to lose power while driving. Despite these issues, GM says that the car is still selling well and that customers are satisfied with its performance.
Why the sales increased
The Chevy Bolt had its best sales ever after recalls and leads in mainstream EV sales says GM. The reason for the increase in sales is because of the increased awareness of the car due to the recalls. Chevrolet has issued four recalls for the car since it was first introduced in 2016, but sales have only increased since then.
The most recent recall was for a software update that could prevent the car from starting. Other recalled issues have included a loose battery cable connector and a problem with the front-passenger airbag sensors. Despite these issues, the Chevy Bolt has been praised for its all-electric range of 238 miles and an affordable starting price of $37,495.
The car’s sales are a bright spot for GM, which has been struggling to sell its other electric cars, the Chevy Volt and Cadillac ELR. The Bolt’s success so far suggests that there is consumer demand for electric cars, even if they come with some inherent risks.
Other electric cars in the market
There are a few other electric cars on the market, but the Chevy Bolt still leads in sales. The Tesla Model 3 is the second best-selling electric car, but it’s more expensive than the Bolt. The Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 are also popular, but they don’t have as many features as the Bolt.