(Reuters) – General Motors Co reported a rise in quarterly U.S. auto sales on Monday, as pent-up consumer demand from the pandemic boosted sales volume.

The U.S. automaker said third-quarter sales rose 24% to 555,580 vehicles, compared with a year earlier.

GM said it plans to increase calendar-year production of both Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV for global markets from about 44,000 vehicles in 2022 to more than 70,000 in 2023.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)