Now, the American autogiant GM is betting on the forward-looking Ultium platform, but not even the most advanced electric vehicles of the Chevrolet Bolt EV family are in such high demand that their production program is increased by 60% next year, and their recall scandal over defective LG batteries seems to have been forgotten. It's only this year that GM intends to sell 44,000 cars, and the next year it wants to release 70,000, which is 59% more.
As Electrek explains with reference to the quarterly report of General Motors, the electric vehicles Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV continue to be the most popular in the autogiant range. In the last quarter, they were sold in a total of 14709 copies. Since the beginning of the year, approximately 22,000 electric vehicles of these two models have been sold, but during the remaining three months of this year, GM hopes to sell another 22,000 cars. According to rumours, the impressive amount of electric vehicles already released is simply waiting to be completed with certain chips, so if the necessary components are available in sufficient quantities, it will not be easy for GM to market the very 22,000 electric vehicles in the fourth quarter.
Most interestingly, the GM report "unprecedentedly high demand" forced the company to plan for the next year's production of 70,000 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV electric vehicles. Apparently, an outmoded platform and reputational problems have gone second in the eyes of American buyers after the summer drop in the prices of these cars and the rise in the price of hydrocarbon fuels.
It is noteworthy that in the third quarter of GM, only 36 Cadillac LYRIQ flagship electric crossovers and no more than 411 Hummer EV electric SUVs were able to be shipped. The production of the former will be increased in the current quarter, and since next year the Hummer EV will be replaced by additional staff changes. The GM Corporation confirms its readiness to release the Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup truck and the Chevrolet Blazer EV crossover by the summer of 2023 and the Chevrolet Equinox EV crossover will be available for sale by autumn.