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From Electrek: Chevy Bolt EV is already being discounted by $5,000+ as deliveries are stalling

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    Chevy Bolt EV is already being discounted by $5,000+ as deliveries are stalling

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    There’s a good news-bad news situation going on with GM’s Chevy Bolt EV right now. As we recently reported, deliveries surprisingly went down to 952 units in the US last month – only 3 months in GM’s production ramp up for the all-electric vehicle.

    Now it seems that dealerships are getting more inventories, which is a good news, but there are discounting – sometimes quite heavily – in order to move them. more…

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    The Model 3 killer
     
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    This just reinforces the strength of the Model 3 reservations. We aren't going anywhere because we can see through the smoke and mirrors. At least I can. I think many others can too.

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    #4 TrevP, Mar 21, 2017
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    There's nothing wrong with the Bolt as long as long as it fits your needs. However GM does not have the cachet that Tesla does in the EV space so it doesn't surprise me that sales have slowed down after the initial rush for those waiting for it is over. Of course, some of the stalling could be attributed to the Model 3 program indeed being on time and people waiting to see what the results look like before making a final decision.

    Let's just hope that GM doesn't use it as evidence that "nobody wants EVs" and cancels the car due to low sales. GM will use the "trunk stuffing" of money tactic to move them.
     
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    This is the problem. GM has created an electric car that could kick the Honda Fit's butt if it was priced like a Honda Fit. But it costs twice as much. It should still easily steal sales from the Nissan Leaf and other current EVs, but it's a hard sell against similar combustion vehicles.

    The Model 3 is a car that can kick the butt of the 3-series, A4, etc. And it's priced similarly to those models, and therefore will sell as well. And the Bolt is damned for being available when the real EV enthusiasts know that the 3 is going to be available within a year. I bet the 3 is stealing many potential Bolt sales. I would have seriously considered replacing my Leaf with a Bolt if the Model 3 weren't going to exist.
     
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    Not me. I would have rather thought about the new Leaf to the extent range and looks are significantly improved... At least R-N-M (Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi) seem more serious about EVs... :)
     

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