The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV began rolling off the production line at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan on July 21st. To coincide with this recent launch, GM has now gone live with the online configurator tool for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV, which allows prospective buyers to equip the vehicle with different features and options and view a complete pricing summary of their preferred specification.
The 2023 Chevy Bolt EV receives only minor changes over the outgoing 2022 model year, including the addition of a new illuminated charge port as a standalone option. The Illuminated charge port carries RPO code 62G in the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV‘s order books and will be available to order on both the 1LT and 2LT trim levels. GM will also drop the Cherry Red Tintcoat exterior color from the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV order books, as we reported previously, which will be replaced by the new Radiant Red Metallic hue. Finally, the price of the vehicle has been lowered by $5,900.
The Chevy Bolt EV rides on the GM BEV2 platform and utilizes a single-drive electric motor, which produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A 65 kWh lithium-ion battery provides 259 miles of range on a single charge. The closely-related Chevy Bolt EUV uses the same technology, but range sits slightly lower at 247 miles due to the crossover’s higher weight.
GM is hoping to reignite interest in the Chevy Bolt EV and closely related Bolt EUV following the widely publicized battery fire recall that was issued for both models. The automaker launched a high-profile ad campaign for the electric compact cars in the spring, giving the Bolt nameplate the highest ad spend at Chevy this year behind only the Silverado pickup truck. Chevy marketing boss Steve Majoros has also predicted that Bolt sales will reach a record high this year, topping the previous high of 23,297 units sold back in 2017.
Click here to access the configurator tool for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV.