As GM Authority covered back in November 2023, production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV was slated to conclude in December 2023, marking the end of the first generation of the two affordable electric vehicles. Now, it appears as though this was exactly when production of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV officially sunsetted.
The 2023 Bolt EV and 2023 Bolt EUV ended production at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan on December 20th, 2023. General Motors will now shift its focus towards development on the next-generation of the Bolt EV.
“We can confirm the current Bolt ended production in December as was previously communicated,” a Chevy spokesperson stated. “However, customers may still find available Bolt EVs in dealerships across the country. We look forward to sharing news on the upcoming next-generation Bolt, which builds on the formula that has made it one of Chevrolet’s most popular products, in the near future.”
It’s worth noting that preliminary numbers indicate that The General reached its own goal of building 70,000 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV units during the 2023 calendar year. Looking at GM’s sales numbers, 62,045 units were sold in the U.S. during the 2023 calendar year, along with another 14,075 units delivered in Canada during the same timeframe.
As previously stated, General Motors confirmed that there will be a second-generation of the two electric vehicles. Arriving for the 2025 model year, the next-gen Bolt EV will be based on the current model rather than a clean-sheet design, and could be built at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas.
In addition, the second-gen Chevy Bolts will be equipped with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which will be purchased from a supplier. Interestingly, the GM Ultium batteries found in almost every GM electric vehicle feature a nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum (NCMA) chemistry.