2 Units Delivered in 2023 So Far
General Motors has issued figures for sales in the 1st quarter of 2023, which are mainly positive yet unsatisfactory when staring at the number of GMC Hummer EVs shifted during the opening trimester: A total of only two vehicles have been surrendered to purchasers across the United States.
It is quite remarkable, given the considerable demand for these cars, that the supply of them is so small. The explanation for this, however, is reasonable. Last year, General Motors implemented a stoppage on sales of the Hummer EV Pick Up and the Brightdrop Zevo 600 delivery van because there was a problem with flawed sealants on the electric batteries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declares that merely 797 units are disrupted. Consequently why are dispatches so few?
A spokesperson for General Motors recently spoke to The Fast Lane Truck and clarified the reasons why production had been paused. “We were under a recall/stop-delivery, and we halted production to fix it,” they said. “Production resumed on January 30th of this year, and shipments resumed right [at] the end of Q1. Our Q2 sales report will show deliveries of both the Hummer EV Pickup and SUV.”
The exasperating wait is now behind them and customers can take comfort in the fact that cars are now once again moving off the assembly line. It is noteworthy to mention that GM was able to furnish 99 units to patrons in the initial three months of 2022, a reduction of 98% from the same interval this year.
GM experienced the sole difference from the rest of the positive delivery report.
The sales of the Bolt and its EUV sister model experienced a remarkable 5,402.8% surge in Q1 this year as compared to the same period last year, with approximately 19,700 units sold. This great leap demonstrates that people have once more regained confidence in this compact electric vehicle following the battery fire incident that threatened to tarnish its image. Chevrolet devoted significant effort to restore the Bolt’s good standing, and seemingly it has been a success.
Elsewhere, Cadillac achieved the sale of 968 Lyriq luxury SUV’s, a solid outcome given the $58,590 kick-off cost.
Not unexpectedly, the top seller from General Motors in Q1 was the Silverado collection, with a total of 126,992 vehicles delivered to customers. The Sierra clan took second place, having dispatched 67,198 units in the same time frame. Further popular offerings included the Equinox (52,902), Malibu (37,438), Traverse (31,533), and Trailblazer (27,951).