2017 Chevrolet Bolt: That’s Faster Than Expected!

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Sales of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt in the US aren’t yet up to par with the Nissan Leaf or its plug-in hybrid cousin Chevy Volt, but that’s because its roll-out has been limited to only seven states thus far.

GM has also limited the Bolt’s release in South Korea, home of LG Chem which is responsible for the hatch’s 60kWh battery supply. Within two hours, all 400 units of the EV that’s slated to arrive there in April had been sold out.

That’s really good news for the Detroit automaker, which hasn’t even officially debuted the Bolt in South Korea. The hatch is supposed to take its first bow there at the 2017 Seoul Auto Show that commences at the end of this month.

With 200hp and 266lb-ft torque, the Chevy Bolt is quicker on the road that one would expect given its unassuming facade. But it looks like the Nissan Leaf rival also sells out faster than expected. Its starting price in South Korea is 47.79 million won which translates to more than $42,000.