As previously covered by GM Authority back in October 2023, production of the 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and 2023 Chevy Bolt EUV is scheduled to end on December 20th, 2023. Now, General Motors has officially confirmed that this is indeed when the current-generation Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will sunset.
During a media presentation, Global Chevy Vice President Scott Bell stated that production of the 2023 Bolt EV and 2023 Bolt EUV will end in December 2023. This development comes despite the GM Orion plant’s retooling for electric pickups being pushed back.
It’s worth noting that Chevy CMO Steve Majoros claimed that inventory levels of the two all-electric vehicles will last through February 2024 or March 2024.
As for what follows the 2023 Bolt EV and 2023 Bolt EUV, a second-generation of the two electric vehicles will eventually make an appearance. Although it won’t be a clean-sheet design underneath the body panels, GM Authority did report that the next-gen Bolts will be equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which will be purchased from a supplier.
This is an interesting piece, as the GM Ultium batteries found in almost every GM EV feature a nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum (NCMA) chemistry.
In regard to the current 2023 model year, the current Bolt EV and Bolt EUV ride on the GM BEV2 platform, which serves as the precursor to the GM BEV3 platform currently found underneath several GM EV products. A 65 kWh battery pack supplies the front-mounted electric motor, while total output is rated at 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.
Production of the current 2023 model year kicked off in July 2022 at the aforementioned GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan.