It’s a good day for three individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the beginning of 2016, Chevrolet and General Motors delivered a mighty promise to deliver the first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to customers by the end of 2016.
Today, December 13, 2016, GM has fulfilled said promise.
Customers Bobby Edmonds of Castro Valley, CA, William “Bill” Mattos of Fremont, CA, and Steve Henry of Portola Valley, CA have each taken delivery of a shiny, new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at Fremont Chevrolet in Fremont, CA. The three lucky individuals all have ties to electric vehicles and hybrids, too, with two of the three replacing a Toyota Prius or BMW i3 with a Bolt EV.
While the promise has been kept, it’s going to take some time before the entire nation sees the 2017 Bolt EV. For now, availability is limited to California and Oregon. GM has said it would begin to deliver additional Bolt EVs to the rest of the United States throughout 2017.
In the meantime, three Californians have one of the most highly-anticipated new vehicles in quite some time.