Here’s When 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV Production Will End57
Production of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV, GM’s entry-level electric vehicles, is currently scheduled to end late in the calendar year, GM Authority has learned.
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.
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ICE efficiency is stalled at about 30% while EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. More to do over the coming years to improve experience and charging times but it’s clearly the future
Ben w. So what – overall efficiency of ev’s are no better.
I would love to fuel my EVs directly but darn it all, plugging the charging cord into the soil doesn’t do anything for some reason .
Only 60% of electric comes from fossil fuels, other 40% comes from nuclear, hydro, wind & solar.
Infact the 40% that comes from natgas is much cleaner than oil.
check your math
Mine runs on solar and hydro and we love i
Hydro is pretty efficient… Usually about 60 % at the plant.
It’s 0 percent efficient to let the water run downhill without collecting the energy.
I’ve got two Bolts on order but will have to wait a while. There is more demand for the Bolt than any other vehicle which will likely surge now. Once you drive one, you will know why.
Ordered a 2023 Bolt 1LT Aug 2022 and GM has not even re-started production as yet. I will feel good when I receive a VIN#.
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.
Did you read the article?
Kretch. Yes I read article. Thank you for asking. I have been in communication with GM Executive lines past few months. They claim re-start on 2023 Bolt production in Orion, MI plant has not started as yet. I speculate that is due to battery recall replacements on 2017-2022 has priority.
Thumbs down for the click bait headline
Just wish they offers a Bolt EV with AWD.
The Equinox and Blazer EV are both coming with AWD option. I will say that my 22 Bolt does really well in snow, even with FWD only. Must have something to do with how the weight is distributed with the battery pack? I’ve owned probably 50 cars in my lifetime. The Bolt EV is a great bang for the buck, quiet with great tech and is just fun to drive.
My 2022 Bolt EV 1LT has performed as well as my previous vehicle (VW Golf on Nokian Hakkapeliitta-9s) during winter in Anchorage with the proviso that it’s also on Nokian Hakkapeliitta (-10s) studded tires. However, those first few days of icy roads last autumn before I could get the factory-supplied tires replaced with the winter tires were very hazardous with just a patina of frost or ice on pavement; more so than with the VW, it seems. I’m in my 14th ice-season of daily driving in Anchorage.
My 2017 bolt 1 lt was like a tank in the snow,
I mounted 4 16″ sonic wheels with snow tires I had the wheels and tires left over from my 2015, and 2016 Trax and encore.
I wait until snow is predicted to install them on the car, then take them off after the roads are cleared.
If you really believe the Equinox EV will be widely available in 2023, I guess this makes some kind of sense. The problem is the Equinox will be delayed and cost more. In that case it makes no sense to discontinue the Bolt. And is this new news or old recycled news, like GMA likes to fo?
It’s just the end of the 2023 model year, they will then start in on the 2024 Bolt production.
Worst story. Okay it will end production in November 2023, but the story has no conclusion? Is that the end of the bolt or are to read in that this is where production of the 2024 Bolt starts. Terrible story.
I own a Bolt and it’s the best car I’ve ever owned. The people that bash EV’s have never driven one. They listen to conservative media and are brainwashed. If you want to keep big oil’s profits soaring keep driving your ice vehicles. I’m going to spend all my savings on vacations.
2023 is the last model year for the Bolt, per GM announcement from a couple years ago. I hope they change their mind and continue production into 2024 and beyond. But they are committed to the more expensive Ultium battery replacing the battery the Bolt uses. Sure the Ultium is better, but somebody needs to make an AFFORDABLE EV, and the Bolt is that vehicle.
Main point of Ultium packs is they are less expensive. But Bolt EV will continue for awhile. Don’t know where you think you saw GM saying 2023 was the last year.
Does it even matter. 1st they are not readily available, and 2 if they are available, the dealers are charging 15% over the sticker to start. I work for a Chevy dealer and I can’t even order one. This push to electric is just so f’d up, make the damn cars available and affordable. I guess that goes to for all cars at this point. Just out there gouging everyone..
Interesting. AutoNation Chevrolet dealer had no difficulty accepting my deposit and having a bench order SRE-Retail Sold Augest 2022 for a 2023 Bolt. It’s not under dealers control for GM production schedules. All this will change in future and more GM e-models will be available. Please note: Replacement batteries for 2017-2022 recall has priority. It is my understanding Chev dealers in Southeast Florida are selling for no higher than MSRP on Bolts. Further more dealers were compensated on day one of any STOP sales orders years past. That said I do understand your frustration and disappointment. Situation is compounded with residue from pandemic, additional supply chain and of course computer ‘chips’ that is not limited to EV vehicles, also ICE vehicles as are already aware of.
I got mine for MSRP. It was a 4 month wait though. Order yours from a EV authorized dealer that has some allocated. It’s the quickest way to get one.
I bench ordered my 2023 in Aug 2022 MSRP. However, production suspended prior to what should have been 3-4 month delivery window. Hopeful production will re-start Feb 2023. Patience is my practice.
Soooo tired of the “It’s a hoax/rip off” Trumper, Anti-evolution cry babies!! Look…Electric Cars AREN’T GOING AWAY! Gas ones ARE!!! Sorry!
You all sound like the farmers who b!tched about “Paved Roads” and how they will just “Hurt my horses hooves!”!
Sorry redneck farmer Joe…them hard roads are a commin!!
Chevy Bolt EUV is a great bargain!
There is a $7500 fed rebate plus another $500 to $100 available if you qualify. Great time to just grab one if one becomes available. Right now there are bunch of pre orders but people are backing off too and suddenly vehicle becomes available. If you go with no options LT Bolt EV, with Fed rebate, it may end up costing you less than 23k! A euv will cost less than 27k.
With more options it will be more, but a great EV under 23k is a freebie!
There is no planet B
A Bolt dealer just told me that GM was halting production of Bolts in 2 weeks for 2 months. Can anyone verify this information? If so, this will make it very difficult to buy one before the March 2023 battery regulations of the IRA start to be implements.
If you didn’t already have it on order with a VIN assigned by the end of 22, you had no chance of getting it in time to beat the IRS rules anyway.
The problem with the article is that it simply says when 2023 production will end at Orion. We all know, from may previous articles, that Orion is converting to produce other EVs. So … what’s left unsaid in the article (and elsewhere, unless a reliable source can be quoted) is whether there 1) will even be a 2024 model; and 2) if so, where it will be built?
I will probably end up buying a Bolt; though honestly I do have concerns about the model being end-of-life. The Ultium platform is purported to be the future and the Bolt is not based upon that.
I do drive a Volt, so a ‘dead’ model is not new to me, I do wish it were different though.
One comment: I was recently at the Cleveland Auto Show specifically to see the new EV’s (from all manufacturers) that are coming out this fall. Sadly, only existing models were on display.
Chevy only had the Bolt. None of the new cars coming out this fall, so this sends the message that despite all of the press these vehicles are not being pushed, which makes me concerned that they are not ready for volume production.
It’s not just GM, all of the manufacturers had only existing EV’s. This is concerning. Here’s an opportunity to get people interested without having to go to a dealer, and nothing.
Again, I’m disappointed.
I agree that GM, like other EV manufacturers are over promising their capabilities when it comes to new models. It’s a mistake to follow Musk and over promise and under deliver. I love my 2023 Bolt and hope you get yours soon. Everyone I that has driven it has been impressed with the ride, power and quietness. The 10 inch screen is great in design and functionality. It’s a great small hatchback that provides very low cost transportation and is affordable.
I think it is a shame that Consumer Reports bashes this car. They always focus on the earlier battery problems that have been fixed. They previously had them rated as a top 10 best used car buy. They need to review the new models and adjust their opinion.