It turns out that General Motors may have underestimated how popular the 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV would become in Canada. According to a new report from Green Car Reports on Tuesday, buyers face lengthy delays.
Toronto-area dealerships are reportedly telling Bolt EV customers that it may be 8 to 12 months before the battery-electric car is back in stock. GM Canada confirmed the delays with the publication.
“There is currently a waiting list for the Bolt EV in Canada. This is not uncommon with launch products, particularly such unique game changers like the Bolt EV. We have also seen an increase in demand for the popular Volt,” Amanda Michalik said in a statement.
Last year, GM sold 2,100 Bolt EVs in Canada. However, Chevrolet Volt sales remain strong up north, too. GM sold around 4,300 Volts in Canada last year, too.
Although GM Canada confirmed the delay, the spokesperson did not provide a solid timetable for when Bolt EVs will reach Canadian dealerships once again.