Over the course of Q2 2023 – which runs from April to June – GM sold nearly 5,000 fewer EVs when compared to Q1 2023 figures.
New sales data from the second quarter of the 2023 calendar year reflects a slight drop in electric vehicle sales performance from General Motors. Looking over the numbers, the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV once again claimed the lion’s share of sales, while the Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV lagged behind considerably.
|Chevy Bolt EV/EUV||13959|
|GMC Hummer EV||47|
It’s worth noting that this table does not include BrightDrop Zevo 600 sales figures.
While the lower Hummer EV and Lyriq sales pale in comparison to the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, they’re actually up when compared to Q1 2023 figures. This comes as General Motors continues to struggle with deliveries of its Ultium-based electric vehicles.
As far as Bolt EV and Bolt EUV sales figures are concerned, GM Authority reported back in October 2022 that General Motors plans to build as many as 70,000 Bolts over the course of the 2023 calendar year. When accounting for Q1 2023, The General has thus far managed to sell 33,659 units. This is quite notable when considering that GM sold nearly 40,000 units during the entire 2022 calendar year
This still-impressive sales boom coincides with further production increases for other GM EV models, including the Cadillac Lyriq, while a whole suite of new GM EV models are being launched in Q3 2023 and Q4 2023, including the Chevy Silverado EV, Chevy Blazer EV, and Chevy Equinox EV.
As a reminder, there were virtually no sales of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV in late 2021 due to multiple recalls and stop-sale orders, which were issued as a result of various vehicle fire reports tied to a defect in the EV’s battery pack. The General ended up recalling all units of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV in order to address the issue by replacing the potentially defective battery packs with new components.