In the latest Bolt news, a couple of supplier sources have told Reuters that GM plans to begin building its new EV in October 2016 at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit. The production target is said to be 25,000-30,000 cars a year (the Volt sold 18,800 last year, and 23,000 in 2013).
The word is that the Bolt, and perhaps an Opel counterpart for Europe, will be assembled at GM’s plant in Orion Township, which makes the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, and has been operating below capacity.
The Bolt is being developed on GM’s Gamma global small-car platform. It’s expected to hit the streets in early 2017 with a price tag in the mid-30,000s.