General Motors (GM) has announced it will finally restart production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV on April 4, 2022.
That will mark the end of an eight month production shutdown that began after the automaker was forced to recall and replace the battery packs in all 140,000+ units they ever produced.
The recall was the result of a fault in the battery that could cause it to catch fire.
In a press release announcing their Q1 2022 production and delivery figures, GM said they also recently started deliveries of Bolts they had in inventory.
“Production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV will resume on April 4. Chevrolet dealers continue to repair customer vehicles and recently resumed deliveries of some completed Bolt EV and Bolt EUVs in inventory.”
Those deliveries helped pushed GMs total EV deliveries in the first quarter to 457 units.
Of those, 358 were Bolt EV and EUVs, with the remaining 99 going to the Hummer EV. That is significantly higher than the previous quarter when GM delivered a single Hummer EV in the final weeks of the year.
Despite the increase, GM will have to continue to ramp production quickly to keep up with demand.
They revealed earlier this week that more than 65,000 customers have put their name on the list for a Hummer EV, and around 95% are following through and converting to orders.
As a result, GM says a new order placed today won’t be delivered until 2024.