Is This Why Sales of General Motors’ Chevrolet Bolt EV Are Down?

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.

A red Chevrolet Bolt EV, an upright small hatchback, with a kayak on its roof, driving near a lake.

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.

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