GM officially gives up on nationwide launch of the Chevy Bolt EV, now commits to ‘slow’ ramp up in 2017 Quote: "GM has now made it clear that only California and Oregon will get the Bolt in 2016, and the rest of the US will see a “slow flow” throughout 2017." Why am I not surprised. First GM acts like the Bolt is going be a high volume production EV that will be sold in all 50 states at launch. And now...not so much. No matter how much noise GM makes about the Bolt, the fact remains that they are an ICE manufacturer that is caught in a bind: if they make a really good EV and heavily promote it, it will steal ICE sales from them. Their dealers would rather sell ICE cars that they make more money off of servicing than EVs that they make less money off of. I hope GM sells a lot of Bolts. But if all they do in 2017 is build about 30K units that is not impressive. They should be building 300K.