Great month for the Chevrolet Bolt EV in South Korea

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Last month, 1.014 units of the Chevrolet Bolt EV were sold in South Korea, making a total of 1.501 units sold this year.

In a press release, regarding May sales, GM Korea highlighted the following:

  • Domestic sales 7,670 units and export 33,209 units
  • Chevrolet flagship product group leads domestic market
  • Bolt EV monthly domestic sales exceed 1,000


As we saw previously, the most direct alternative to the Chevrolet Bolt EV in South Korea is the Hyundai Kona Electric, which managed to sell 304 units in its debut month.

Let’s see the electric car sales top 3 in South Korea in May:

  1. Chevrolet Bolt EV: 1.014
  2. Hyundai IONIQ Electric:ย 548
  3. Hyundai Kona Electric: 304


Curiously, in the USA, a much larger car market, onlyย 1.125 units of the Chevrolet Bolt EV were sold last month.

Anyway, this month is the end of the second quarter and it’ll be very interesting to see which one will sell better in South Korea: Chevrolet Bolt EV or Hyundai Kona Electric.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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3 years ago

They are wasting there time in the States

Should be bringing these real Evs like the Bolt, Kona, Model 3 to Europe and Asia in volume

Forget the USA

Richard P
3 years ago

We have a saying that would go like this: believe only the statistics that you yourself have forged / tampered with.
It’s easy to be the champion if you alone choose whom you want to compete with.
I don’t see Tesla in this list, neither do I see Nissan Leaf, which is the true competitor.
And Kona? Yeah. It just entered the market.
Thank you for your statistics, Chevrolet.

David B
3 years ago

I am seeing a lot of Bolts on the road. At least one a day. Two today. Washington, DC. I’ve seen only one 2018 Leaf on the road. Quite a few Tesla’s. Only 1 Model 3. And 1000s of Prius.

3 years ago
Reply to  David B

Iโ€™m frequently seeing Bolts here in Ottawa, but I think Iโ€™ve seen just as many 2018 Leafs. A few Pacifica hybrids, Soul EVs i3s, and recently Iโ€™ve seen 2 Model 3s. A friend has seen a bunch more.