Chevy Bolts Shipping ‘In Volume’ in SoCal and NorCal Today

At last patience is paying off – or impatience is being relieved.

Shipments of Chevy Bolts are arriving at key California dealers today and tomorrow, and buzz from first customers is resonating in the forums.

“Has been placed at customer location at Mira Loma at 5:34PM EST”. Woohoo!!” said one poster on the GM-Volt.com forum following his ordered blue Bolt Premier by its VIN number. “The SoCal Bolt-train has arrived!”

The Bolt EV starts at $37,495 before a $7,500 federal tax credit and potential state incentives. It offers 238 miles range and is being called by its maker “our greatest electrified vehicle so far.”

Apart from the above exuberant person’s car, some Bolts have already arrived in Canada, and on the U.S. side, destinations are in Oregon and California.

Today and tomorrow they are arriving “in volume” and reportedly a trainload of Bolts sent to the San Francisco Bay Area depot in Milpitas and another in Southern California in Mira Loma are being trucked to dealers.

A few Bolts just showed up at a Huntington Beach dealer.

A few Bolts just showed up at a Huntington Beach dealer.

There have been reports of 100 units per day being manufactured since November, but only a handful of buyers have gotten their cars thus far.

It would appear a fair number more will have their new Bolts by year’s end, in the weeks following, and in months beyond the rest of the country will be getting them.

“A number of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States including New York, Massachusetts and Virginia will see first deliveries this winter,” said Chevrolet, adding that more will make it to major metro dealerships through the first half of 2017 with full U.S. rollout by mid-year.

We will have U.S. sales figures next week when our sales Dashboard is posted after month’s end.


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