Sometimes, you don't fully appreciate what you have until it's gone.
The Chevy Bolt has been around since 2016, and in that time it has been many people's introduction to electrification, offering usable EV range for a stellar price. As the Bolt bows out, it's currently the least expensive plug-in vehicle available new in America, meaning the cost of getting into an EV in 2024 has, at least temporarily, gone up.
GM has announced that the Bolt and its CUV sister the Bolt EUV will be cancelled at the end of 2023, with their factory being retooled to deliver future EV truck models.
It's no secret the Bolt's time was limited, at least in its current iteration, as the battery is last-gen technology and the charge speed is among the slowest of all of the fully electric cars on the market. Still though, for the right buyer with the right habits (able to charge at home, mostly commuting locally with occasional long trips, maybe used as a 2nd or 3rd vehicle) the Bolt was one of the easiest ways to go electric.
But let's not make this an obituary just yet - the Bolt is still with us, for now. You can still get one at a starting price of just $26,500 ($19,000 if you qualify for the Clean Vehicle Credit!) We wouldn't delay, however, as with this announcement we suspect many other people might race you to the order books.