General Motors allocated 400 Bolt EVs for the country, due to arrive in April, as the vehicle’s initial launch in the country. This news comes before Chevrolet even officially debuted the Bolt EV in the country, which it plans to do on March 31, 2017, at the Seoul Auto Show.
“All 400 units in the first shipment were gone in just two hours. The company will seek a way to secure additional units to meet waiting demand,” a GM Korea spokesperson said.
Pricing for the 2017 Bolt EV begins at 47.79 million won ($42,254 USD) but local, generous incentives to purchase EVs help drive the final price down to around just 2 million won ($20,000 USD).
As South Korea receives its first shipment of Bolt EVs, Europe will be graced with its first batch, too. The 2017 Opel Ampera-e will launch shortly afterward this coming May in Norway.