General Motors said that it sold 3,483 Chevrolet Bolt EVs in the U.S. in the second quarter. That’s a decline of 22.6% from the same period last year.
More to the point, that wasn’t enough for the little Chevy to retain its bragging rights as the best-selling battery-electric vehicle in the U.S. not made by Tesla. The Bolt was handily outsold in the U.S. in the second quarter by Nissan’s new-and-much-improved Leaf.
After just a year and a half on the market, has the Bolt run its course? Is it doomed to fade as Tesla finally ramps up production of its compact Model 3 sedan?
Not quite. Let’s take a closer look at the Bolt’s sales history.