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Of the most driven electric vehicle models in the American market, one Chevrolet EV is on the chopping block. That’s right; the popular Chevy Bolt EV and EUV models are heading out of production after 2023. Record sales and popularity weren’t enough to rescue the models from discontinuation. Still, owners drove the Chevrolet Bolt EV more than the comparable Nissan LEAF and Kia Niro EV. 

What vehicles does Chevy make that are electric?

Chevrolet produces a few electric vehicles for its 2023 and 2024 lineup. 

  • Bolt EV
  • Bolt EUV
  • Blazer EV
A Chevy Bolt EV, Chevrolet's smallest electric vehicle, cruises a coastal road.
Bolt EV | General Motors

Moreover, the upcoming Chevrolet Equinox EV promises to add electric power to the midsize SUV for the 2024 model year. Additionally, the Silverado EV and Blazer EV will make their market debut soon. However, the Bolt EV and EUV won’t survive for the 2024 model year, making the upcoming electrified SUVs the smallest, cheapest EVs in the automaker’s lineup. 

The Chevy Bolt EV and EUV are the most popular EVs in General Motors’ entire EV lineup. GM sold 20,670 EVs in Q1 2023, making it America’s second highest-selling EV manufacturer, just behind Tesla. Of those units, the Bolt was the best-selling vehicle. 

A blue 2022 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle parks on an incline.
Bolt EV | General Motors

Moreover, iSeeCars’ recent study indicates that Chevy Bolt EV owners drive an average of 7,753 miles annually. As a result, the Bolt EV is the sixth most-driven electric car in the study. Moreover, the Bolt EV’s average annual mileage puts it ahead of the closely comparable Nissan LEAF, which has averaged 6,395 miles per year over the last three years.

Still, with an average starting price point of around $25,928, the soon-to-be-discontinued Chevy EV is one of the cheapest electric cars on the market. The Bolt EV is much cheaper than the EVs in the Tesla model lineup, which dominated the top four spots in the iSeeCars study. For instance, the most comparable Tesla vehicle to the Chevy Bolt EV is the Model 3, which starts at around $37,909.    

Is Chevrolet Bolt EV discontinued?

Chevrolet is discontinuing the Bolt EV and EUV after the 2023 model year. General Motors will retire the two Bolt models after record sales and a battery recall outlining potentially dangerous fires. 

A 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV parks on the beach.
Bolt EUV | General Motors

However, despite news of discontinuation, Forbes says GM could sell up to 70,000 Bolts in 2023. Unfortunately, the absence of the Bolt from the auto giant’s lineup means the brand’s cheapest EV option will most likely be the upcoming Equinox EV, which has the potential to start at over $30,000, per Car and Driver.  

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