General Motors North America President Alan Batey says that the company will begin shipping the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to dealers in the fourth quarter.
While GM has not specified the exact price or range, the pure-electric vehicle is expected to start at $30,000 including a federal tax rebate and allow drivers to travel 200 miles on a single battery charge.
Batey indicated that the vehicle is an important one for Chevrolet and GM and that the company was coming up with innovative ways to launch the car and interact with potential buyers. “We’re pioneering here with a product that the world’s never seen,” Batey said.
Produced at the Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan, the Bolt will be available throughout the United States. Analysts have forecast annual sales of about 30,000 units.