The latest sales numbers for the Chevy Bolt are in. In the month of April, exactly 1,292 units of the electric car were sold in the US. Although that’s more than in the previous month when 978 Bolts were sold, it’s still below expectations.

The EV launched in December and the company’s plan is to sell at least 30,000 units within the first year. So far, it has managed to deliver less than 5,000 Bolts to customers in the US and a few hundred more in Canada. This means that the company would have to sell an average of more than 3,000 cars every month starting in May to reach its sales goal once December 2017 comes along.

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The Chevy Bolt was only available in California and Oregon at launch but has since made its way to Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Washington. Sales are expected to increase in the near future mainly because the company will start selling the EV in a bunch of other states across the US.

The Chevy Bolt starts at $37,500 and has an EPA-certified range of 238 miles on a full charge. The first EV to win the North American Car of the Year award will soon be facing some serious competition, as Tesla is on track to get the Model 3 into production in July. The base model of that car is expected to have a range of 215 miles and starts at $35,000.

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