Earlier this year, General Motors announced it planned to increase production of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car later this year. In the automaker’s latest U.S. sales report, GM specified an increase of more than 20 percent.
In the announcement, GM noted demand for the Bolt EV has outstripped supply in the United States, Canada and South Korea. Previously we reported Bolt EV buyers in Canada face lengthy delays as many wait for cars to arrive at dealerships.
“The extra production coming online should be enough to help us keep growing global Bolt EV sales [and] rebuild our U.S. dealer inventory,” Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president, Sales Operations, said.
GM noted sales of the electric car are estimated to be up 35 percent year-over-year in the second quarter and 40 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2018.
The automaker will increase production in the fourth quarter of this year at the Orion assembly plant.