Chevrolet Bolt: Should GM Concede Fighting Tesla Model 3?

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What is there not to like about the all-new Chevrolet Bolt? The car made its debut back in December last year and it wowed everyone by offering 238 miles of driving range. The best part about it is that the Bolt is priced around the $35,000 mark before incentives.

But despite the Bolt being an attractive EV car money can buy today, the vehicle is greatly struggling on the sales front. On the year-to-date sales charts, the Bolt sits on fifth place with 4,384 units sold thus far. This is really disappointing if you consider that the age-old Nissan Leaf is only 34 units behind.

The Bolt, with all of its offerings, was supposed to be GM’s answer for the upcoming Tesla Model 3 but at the rate sales are going, the car is really underachieving. Many blamed it on GM for limiting volume during launch day but after hearing that the supplies were pumped up for April last month shows little improvement on the sales front.

With that being said, we don’t see the Bolt as a real challenger for the Tesla Model 3. The latter has already bagged 300,000 pre-orders and this is something which the Bolt can’t compete with at the rate it is going.