The final date when orders for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV will close has been revised, GM Authority has learned, after production for the two models was extended for several weeks.
Specifically, GM Authority has learned when the last Dealer Order Submission Process (DOSP) will occur for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV.
Orders will close for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV in late September, with the last DOSP starting on September 28th. The DOSP is the order cycle GM uses for its dealers, giving them a three-day window starting each Thursday and ending at 9 PM Eastern time on Saturday during which they can place orders against the vehicles allotted to them.
Orders placed on other days of the week (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) are held until the Dealer Order Submission Process starts on Thursday morning. September 28th is the final Thursday in September, and orders for the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and EUV will be accepted starting on the morning of the 28th and continuing through the end of the DOSP window on Saturday, September 30th.
GM originally planned to end production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV on November 7th , but later changed this to an as-yet unspecified date in December, extending production by at least three weeks. This gives both 2023 models of the affordable electric crossover family a total 17-month production run.
The end of production for the 2023 model year of the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV was initially supposed to retire the nameplate permanently from The General’s lineup. However, the strong popularity and high demand for the compact EV crossover prompted a change of plans and the announcement of a second-generation Chevy Bolt.
The second-gen Bolt will feature GM Ultium battery and Ultium Drive motor technology but will not be a clean-sheet design. GM CEO Mary Barra pointed out “we will execute it more quickly compared to an all-new program and with significantly lower engineering expense and capital investment by updating the vehicle with Ultium and Ultifi technologies.” No specific reveal or release dates for the new Bolt have been forthcoming as yet.
For now, the current Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV both rely on the GM BEV2 platform for structure. Motivation is provided by a 65 kWh battery pack and a front-mounted electric motor, which develops 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
Production of both the EV and EUV currently takes place at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan.