A report published by Reuters says Chevrolet will commence production of the Bolt towards the end of next year.

A report published by Reuters says Chevrolet will commence production of the Bolt towards the end of next year.

Two suppliers said the model will reach the assembly line in October 2016 at the Orion Township factory in Michigan where they currently make the Buick Verano and the Chevrolet Sonic. This facility has sufficient room for additional production so it will be able to put together the Bolt as well as an Opel-badged variant.

The same sources say General Motors aims to sell just 25,000 to 30,000 units each year of the $30,000 electric car which will provide a range of more than 200 miles (322 km). The model will allegedly ride on GM's Gamma small car global platform which will also underpin the next-gen Sonic set to come out also late 2016.

The Chevrolet Bolt five-door electric hatchback will have to face some stiff competition coming from the Nissan Leaf as well as Tesla's upcoming Model III.

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