The first units of Chevrolet Bolt will be delivered to buyers in Fremont, California, an odd coincidence as its Tesla’s backyard. The three new owners of the Bolt consist of a retired law enforcement officer who had owned a Chevy Spark and a Chevy Volt, another who is substituting his BMW i3 and one more who owned a Toyota Prius, according to Torque News.
This first shipment will be the first of many hundreds to come by the end of 2016. Alan Batey, president of GM North America, said that, “All of the hard work that the Chevrolet team have put into designing, engineering and building the Bolt EV brings us to this truly satisfying moment of making the first deliveries to customers on-time, as planned.”
“Only Chevrolet is able to offer a vehicle like the Bolt EV, with ground-breaking technology wrapped in a modern design that is also fun-to-drive at an affordable price,” Batey added.
Despite Tesla’s efforts in trying to cover all bases with performance EVs as well as commuter EVs, the Tesla Model 3 is not here while the Chevy Bolt is available right now. This gives the Bolt an added edge in securing even better sales figures.