The U.S. rollout of the Chevy Bolt EV that began last December in California and Oregon has reached national availability status.

Today Chevrolet announced the 238-mile range electric compact crossover is available either in stock or by ordering in all participating U.S. dealers.

As the automaker’s entry into the sub-$40,000, over-200-mile club ahead of Tesla’s Model 3 now slowly ramping up production, the vehicle has had respectable sales success to date.

Chevrolet has reported 11,670 units sold this year of the car that was yet rolling out. Couple that with 579 California and Oregon sales in December, and the tally of Bolts bolting down the roads of the USA are 12,249.

This year the car has received an outsized proportion of praise – both from professional auto reviewers, and customers who’ve bought the spacious, quick, five-passenger car.

With almost 40 awards under its belt, the Bolt EV tops all other EVs for the most-packed trophy case, including Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year, 2017 North American Car of the Year and Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal.

It also scored a 2017 Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) for models equipped with available Driver Confidence II Package. It was nicked for having sub-par headlights according to the IIHS, or else it would have achieved Top Safety Pick+.

Meanwhile customers are also raving about it, including occasional HybridCars.com contributor Brian Ro, who was among the first Bolt buyers to get one.

“It’s been everything I had hoped!” said Brian Ro of Columbia, Maryland who shipped his car from California before they were available in his state. “The CUV-styling fits my family of four just fine, and the EV performance and 200-plus mile range simply can’t be beat at this price point.”

With a $7,500 federal tax credit, assuming one’s tax situation permits, the Bolt can net for below $30,000, and potential state incentives on a state by state basis can whitle more from this figure.

For that, the car comes standard with electronic precision shift, a “Regen on Demand” to feed regenerative energy for the steering wheel, and a 10.2-inch color touchscreen.

Also baked in is a 0-30 time of 2.9 seconds, and 0-60 in around 6.5 seconds, and handling good enough to hold its own next to a VW GTI on a tight autocross racing course in a parking lot.

In sum, the Bolt has the interior volume of a midsized vehicle in a compact form, was rated by Consumer Reports for 250 miles range, is super efficient with 119 miles per gallon equivalent, and is fun to drive.

That it is not as perceptibly cool as a Model 3 is a subjective factor for some, but it appears to be well executed, though as is true of others, the long-term reliability, resale value, and total ownership costs have yet to be seen, and some are still sitting it out …

While others are not.

Everyone who rides in it just loves it,” said Maria Mraz of San Francisco, Calif. “It’s very modern-feeling and so easy to drive … I’m very happy with my Bolt EV.”