According to GM Authority sources, the SORP for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV is now set to kick off on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022. Production was previously set to begin on July 21st, as GM Authority covered previously. Production for both all-electric Chevy models will once again take place at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan.
Production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV was halted late last year in the wake of a massive recall that included all previous model years and configurations for both nameplates. The recall was put in place as a result of a manufacturing defect in the vehicles’ battery packs. Per previous GM Authority coverage, the battery packs in units of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV produced prior to the recall potentially included a torn anode tab and folded separator, which increased the risk of a fire. Incidentally, the defect was subsequently linked to multiple vehicle fires.
In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, closed an investigation into the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV battery pack fires. The regulatory organization opened its investigation in October of 2020 following reports of fires breaking out while customers charged the all-electric Bolts. In response, GM paused production for both models in the latter half of 2021, with production for 2022 model-year vehicles resuming in April of 2022.
Now, production of the 2023 model year is set to launch later this month.
Both the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV are equipped with a 65 kWh battery pack, as well as a front-mounted Voltec electric motor. Output is rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, with both models riding on the GM BEV2 platform.