— The Chevrolet Bolt EV will go on sale nationwide in August, a month early. The all-electric hatchback, which packs an impressive 238 miles of EPA-estimated range and $30,000 starting price after federal tax incentives, went on sale in select states in December 2016.
GM originally planned nationwide sales to begin this September, with dealer orders kicking off in July. But Automotive News, citing Chevrolet marketing director Steve Marajos, reported today that GM opened orders at all Bolt EV-certified dealers at the start of June, with nationwide deliveries beginning in August. That's a month early on both counts.
GM spokesman Fred Ligouri confirmed the report, which means you can now order a Bolt EV at any Chevrolet dealership that's certified to sell it regardless of U.S. location. About 40 percent of Chevrolet's dealer body meet that certification, Ligouri said.
Bolt EV sales began in December in California and Oregon, he added, and GM has rolled the car out since then in 14 more states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Ligouri said Bolt EV deliveries will begin this month or next in five more states — Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas — with the remaining 29 states getting the Bolt EV in August.