The current generation of the Chevy Bolt is nearing final production, with the model scheduled to be discontinued once the last vehicles are assembled on November 7th, 2023, although GM has now confirmed third-generation EV technology will be used to launch a new future generation of the Bolt.
Several exterior paint hues will go out of production sooner, as Bright Blue Metallic (color code GLT) on the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV will only be available to order for the rest of this week, sources have informed GM Authority.
It will no longer be possible to order the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV or EUV in Bright Blue Metallic as of next week. The color will be built out after the week of September 18th, 2023, with the final units in that hue produced during that week.
For the Chevy Bolt EV, Bright Blue Metallic is available on the 1LT and 2LT trim levels at an additional cost of $395. It is always combined with the Jet Black interior colorway, the only interior option available. For the Chevy Bolt EUV, Bright Blue Metallic is available on both the LT and Premier trim levels, and can be ordered in conjunction with every available interior colorway, again at an extra cost of $395:
- Jet Black
- Jet Black and Nightshift Blue
- Dark Ash Gray and Sky Cool Gray
Bright Blue Metallic was initially offered for the Chevy Bolt EV as part of the 2022 model year’s color lineup, the same year it first appeared on the Chevy Bolt EUV. It’s currently unknown if the exterior paint color will return next-generation Chevy Bolt and, if it does, whether it will be extra-cost or no-charge option.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV are both powered by a 65 kWh battery pack, which sends energy to the front-mounted electric motor. Generated power amounts to 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, with both models riding on the GM BEV2 platform.
Production of the Chevy Bolt is carried out at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan. A total of 70,000 Chevy Bolt units are expected to be produced during calendar 2023, surpassing the 44,000 vehicles built in calendar 2022 by 59 percent.
GM plans to use its third-generation electric vehicle technology, including GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, for the next-generation Chevy Bolt. Other details, including vehicle platform, capabilities, equipment, production location, and release date will be announced at a future time.