At an energy conference in Houston last week, GM CEO Mary Barra made some big announcements about how the auto giant will be pushing forward into electrification. Per Green Car Reports, Barra said production of the Bolt will increase, with those EVs still rolling off the line at the Orion Assembly Plant.
We don’t know just how much production will increase. Last year, GM sold 23,287 Bolts worldwide, so it’s safe to say more than that. The five-door hatchback at first was only available in select markets, but has rolled out across the nation. Basically, if you aren’t seeing Bolts often or at all in your area, that likely will be changing in the near future.
Don’t think everything’s riding on the Bolt. If you weren’t aware, GM has a plan to launch 20 new EVs by 2023. Of course, the same architecture used for the Bolt will be applied to new models, which is how GM says it will actually start making money selling EVs.
If you’re not a fan of EVs, GM is working on increasing fuel economy across the board. That means more efficient engine designs and more hybrids. Not everyone will be happy about that, but you can’t please all the people all the time.