Chevrolet Posts 2017 Bolt EV Ordering Guide

Chevrolet quietly posted its fleet order guide on Friday for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.

The car is categorized as a truck by the automaker, as it is a crossover utility vehicle.

Not updated yet however is the consumer website with ordering capability for consumers. Those interested would be advised to keep their eyes on that, but the automaker has not said more than first sales would be by the end of the year.

A page in the ordering guide referring to distribution has no information on when the car will begin to ship, and dealers reportedly have not been told when they’ll get stock.

Chevrolet has also not stated when production will begin either, but as we previously reported, GM did post that October was its “Start of Regular Production” month, then GM scrubbed that info from a pdf it supplied online for investors.

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Why the secrecy is necessary is not entirely clear. General Motors has also not stated how many electrified or plug-in cars it will introduce this decade, but some others carmakers do not consider this a conflict of their interests, and have generally stated rough estimates.

In any case, the Bolt will come in eight colors – Nightfall Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Summit White, Mosaic Black Metallic, Kinetic Blue Metallic, Arctic Blue Metallic, Orange Burst Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat. A black grille comes on half the models, with exceptions being Mosaic black, Kinetic Blue, Orange Burst, and Cajun Red.

Absent from the guide is prices. As we previously reported, DC fast charging is a $750 stand alone option for either the base – but nicely equipped – $34,495 LT, or $41,780 Premier.

We’ve randomly dropped in images into our photo gallery of the 26 pages of the Bolt ordering guide for you to peruse.