Chevrolet reports a great start in 2023 in the United States, with 398,141 vehicle deliveries (up 15.7 percent year-over-year), although it's not yet on par with Q1 2021.
Our attention is focused on Chevrolet's battery electric car (BEV) sales, which are surging right now.
Compared to the overall volume, the Bolt EV/Bolt EUV represent about 4.9 percent of the total Chevrolet sales (also a new high).
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EUV
The chart below shows us how significantly sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV/Bolt EUV increased. It does not surprise us, as the 2023 model year version, supported by the $7,500 federal tax credit starts effectively at around $20,000 (Bolt EV) and $21,300 (Bolt EUV). This is currently one of the top contenders in the mainstream, small-car segment.
Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV sales in the US - Q1 2023
Chevrolet reiterated its production target of 70,000 units "to meet global demand". That's around 17,500 per quarter on average, which means that Q1 was already ahead of schedule. Previously manufacturing capacity was around 44,000 units annually.
The vast majority of Chevrolet Bolt EV/Bolt EUV sales are in the US, although the car is sold in other countries (Canada, South Korea) too. In the past (2017-2019), there was also an Opel Ampera-e clone available in some European countries, but that's an old story today.