According to sources close to the matter, production of the 2023 Bolt EV and 2023 Bolt EUV will cease on November 7th, 2023 at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan. For reference, production of the 2023 models began back in July 2022, meaning that 2023 model-year manufacturing will last a total of 16 months. As a result, GM expects to build quite a few Bolt EV and Bolt EUV units, as many as 70,000 units.
It’s worth noting that production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV ground to a halt late in 2021 due to a massive recall involving the EVs’ battery packs. As previously covered by GM Authority, the battery packs were built with a manufacturing defect that had the potential for a torn anode tab and folded separator, which risked causing a fire.
Back in February 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation into the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV battery pack fires. The investigation originally opened in October 2020 following reports of fires breaking out while customers charged the all-electric Bolts. GM paused production following this investigation.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV are both equipped with a 65 kWh battery pack, which supplies energy to the front-mounted electric motor. Total output is rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, while both models utilize the GM BEV2 platform for structure.