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Chevy Bolt in the Wild

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by CFinVancouver, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. CFinVancouver

    CFinVancouver Member

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    Just passing through Myrtle Creek Oregon on the 14th of July when we stumbled across this white Bolt with manufacture plates on it. We circled in our Model S and snapped a few photos. The driver just gave us a casual look. I must say it kept up with the flow of traffic. Not sure where it was headed, along it travelled northward. Yikes, I cannot figure out the aspect ratio for the pictures...[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Very interesting. The pictures don't seem to be working though.
     
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    no pics coming thru either
     
  4. NikeWings

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    These blanks actually look better than the car.
     
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  5. CFinVancouver

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    I can see the pics viewing the site now on my iPad. Strange.
     
  6. Alketi

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    You're seeing the pics because they're linked through your own google account. :)

    Better to post them to imgur
     
  7. CFinVancouver

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    Photos attached I hope! ChevyBolt.jpg ChevyBolt2.jpg
     
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    #8 ApauloThirteen, Aug 4, 2016
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    Thx for the post.

    Oh dear, that rear hatch - looks like someone just chopped off the bottom half portion.

    Or it looks like red bug eyes with a smile... and now we've ruined it for everyone who looks at the end of that car.

    If it were black, it'd hide the contrast more.... more shark, less orca.
     
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    I can't resist.................I told you so! :eek:
     
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    My first impression of it from the rear only is that it is a bit pedestrian looking, but if it checks off many of the boxes for people, it should sell.
     
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    So . . . THIS is what is supposed to compete with the Model 3 . . . ?

    Seriously, this is Tesla's game to lose.
     
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    I think it looks good. It's not going to win a beauty contest with the Model 3, but it has advantages for some people. Being a hatchback is one.
     
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    This has been the problem with all other EV's. The best GM could do was another go-cart? Sorry, but if that was all I could get I would be driving an ICE forever
     
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    The second-generation Volt looks way better than the Bolt. It looks like GM don't really want the Bolt to sell.
     
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    Another weirdmobile. Wonderful.

    Look at the lines on the side windows. It's like someone looked at the i3 and said "Oh that looks great. We should totally do that."
     
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    More accurately, they only want to sell 30,000 a year, as that's all the batteries they can get from LG.
     
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    They have billions invested (soon to be "stranded") in their ICE engine plants. They really don't want this to sell beyond the minimum number needed for CARB and CAFE.
     
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    Yeah, the back of the Bolt isn't very flattering (especially in production guise and at that angle). The Volt definitely looks tons better, but it sacrifices a lot of rear seat room and cargo space to do so.
     
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    The prototype was better looking... at least from the rear. Is there a photo of this white car from the front?
     
  20. Jeff N

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    Except GM said on the record that their supply chain allows them to build at least 50,000 Bolts a year during the next several years.

    The 30,000 comes from an old Reuters article quoting anonymous supplier sources regarding how many Bolt EVs that GM was preparing at that time to build in the first year of production.

    30,000 is more than the number of Tesla Model S cars that were sold in the U.S. last year -- 25,202. And those sales numbers are seriously disrupting the European premium car sales in the US.

    Even though people like to deride the Bolt EV for looking like an econobox utility car it actually will be selling in the $30,000+ category and 30,000 car sales in that price range is usually considered good.

    Tesla aims to sell a lot more and is scaling their factories for what would, given recent historical sales, be considered outlandishly high sales targets. This is great if Tesla manages even only half that number of sales. More power to them.

    But by the standards of existing alt-fuel car sales the Bolt EV is being given a strong sales target and supply chain for a new model. For example, the Prius Liftback sold 113,000 cars in the US last year for an average price in the mid-20 thousand dollar range. The next nearest hybrid, the Prius C (under $20 thousand price) sold 37,484. The Camry hybrid sold 30,640. All other hybrid car models from all makes had sales under 30,000. All plugin hybrid and all pure-electric car models had sales of under 30,000.
     
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