The automaker still hasn't been specific about when the first Bolts would hit the streets, only saying it'd be by year end. The model, which will have a 238-mile single-charge range and has a starting price of $37,495, a combination of range and cost has can be seen as a breakthrough of sorts.
Los Angeles dealer Keyes Chevrolet told GM-Volt that it's been allocated 78 Bolts, and that 35 have already been spoken through customer deposits. GM-Volt also reported on a dealer in the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley receiving its own allocation, but, again, neither dealer is saying when they'll receive the cars.
Last month, ride-hailing operator Lyft, whose investors include GM, said the first Bolts that will roll off the assembly line will be earmarked for rentals to Lyft drivers, though a person familiar with the process said that wasn't quite true, and that Lyft drivers would merely be among the first to receive Bolts.