GM to speed up production of 2019 Chevy Bolt EV
GM announces to increase production rates of the Chevrolet Bolt EV by 20 percent in the last quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the Chevy Volt receives a few upgrades and may now charge twice as fast as before.
Just today you could read in our email newsletter that GM is far behind with deliveries of their electric cars. Both the Chevrolet Bolt as well as the Volt had lost about 20 percent in sales in the second quarter of this year compared to 2017 levels.
This is all to change now with GM saying they will increase production by even more than 20 percent. Moreover, the 2019 Chevy Volt will see some upgrades such as increased power for the on bard charger. It will then feature 7.2 kW, twice as much as previously.
Other options that had been part of the top trim have moved into the standard package as well and there are new colour and interior options.
Furthermore, GM tweaked the electronics so that the electric motor recuperates more strongly for example.
Throughout Q2 2018 GM delivered 3,483 Bolt and 4,336 Volt electric cars. Both results are down about 20 percent from the same quarter last year. Production of the 2019 version of the Bolt begins this July.
gm.com (Bolt production), autoblog.com (2019 Volt)