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Honestly, I was expecting a lot more Bolt sales. That number is fairly disappointing.
Volt sales off 9% compared to April 2016.

Wow, Chevy sales on the whole were down a lot this month, with a couple of exceptions. Small car sales were especially slaughtered.
Corvette: -12%
Impala: -61%
Malibu: -20%
Silverado: -20%
Sonic: -68%
Spark: -45%
Suburban: -24%
Traverse: -23%

Cruze sales up 50% (probably due to intro of redesigned Cruze)
Camaro: +17%
Trax: +44%
 

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The Bolt sales aren't entirely surprising to me, though I am surprised at the Volt sales. I guess I'll reserve judgement until the rest of the EV sales for the month are posted.
 

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The Bolt sales aren't entirely surprising to me, though I am surprised at the Volt sales. I guess I'll reserve judgement until the rest of the EV sales for the month are posted.
April US GM Volt+Bolt sales are flat versus March at 3099 vs 3110. April US Tesla S+X sales are way down from March, 1840 vs 6200 in March. It could be the entire market is being cannibalized by all of the pending Model3 hype. The problem is that Model3 sales are still 6-12 months off, and that's if you hold a reservation. Plus, Tesla profit margins on the Model3 are probably non-existant.
 

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In March 2017 Volt incentives were rich, even if you didn't qualify for them they could still advertise "up to $XXXX off!!!"...Aprils were greatly reduced...

Anyone have the May incentive info on the Bolt/Volt yet?
 

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Bolt sales are up about 30% over last month. Big news is Silverado off 20%. Supply of Bolts and Volts are still much less than GMs corporate 100 day average. Incentives are down as well. GM is building inventory for a longer truck changeover in July. Otherwise they are sitting on their money probably to make irate shareholders happy.
 

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April US GM Volt+Bolt sales are flat versus March at 3099 vs 3110. April US Tesla S+X sales are way down from March, 1840 vs 6200 in March. It could be the entire market is being cannibalized by all of the pending Model3 hype. The problem is that Model3 sales are still 6-12 months off, and that's if you hold a reservation. Plus, Tesla profit margins on the Model3 are probably non-existant.
True, but Tesla's numbers always follow this trend. They have a huge push the last month of a quarter to try and make sales numbers and the first month of the new quarter suffers. It will be interesting to see the EV landscape as a whole though.
 

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My guess is that auto sales are flattening. Generally consumer spending has been very sluggish, which I guess is reflected in the low growth numbers for Q1 (not as bad as on the face of it though).
 

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April sales of Toyota Prius Prime, 1,819, overtook Volt, 1,807, but Chevy pulled combined Volt and Bolt, 1,292, sales to about 3,000. I think that the real-life efficiency of the Prius Prime and Volt are equal for typical use patterns.
 

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April sales of Toyota Prius Prime, 1,819, overtook Volt, 1,807, but Chevy pulled combined Volt and Bolt, 1,292, sales to about 3,000. I think that the real-life efficiency of the Prius Prime and Volt are equal for typical use patterns.
The Prius also has immensely more mind share.
 

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If you look at the amount of Volts sold by month over the past several years, March and December almost always stand out and April and January are almost always lower than the preceding month.
That having been said, I really thought the increased Bolt inventory would get them to, or slightly over, 2,000 sold/leased. We are still only seeing Bolts in 8 states, for the most part, but those 8 states have some of the highest EV adoption rates of any states in the US.
 

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Just saw the Bolt EV, still closed off to all incentives other than one GM extended family card but is now offering $500 off for the military...

Still fairly weak compared to the Volt, should really offer both a loyalty or a conquest and the worst part is you still can't use your GM points redemption unless you have the limited "GM extended family card"...
 

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In March 2017 Volt incentives were rich, even if you didn't qualify for them they could still advertise "up to $XXXX off!!!"...Aprils were greatly reduced...

Anyone have the May incentive info on the Bolt/Volt yet?
zero percent interest lured me finally, that I could have for sixty months.... really??? for a car I actually wanted for awhile.... and I get 7500 back next year?


As for Bolt sales, till it is available in all states I would not worry about lower numbers.

I think people are still vastly and I mean VASTLY over estimating the take rate even on 200 mile range sub 40k EVs. 200-250 is still **** for range
 

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As for Bolt sales, till it is available in all states I would not worry about lower numbers.
Are North Dakota and Alaska going to doubled the Bolt sales? Half of all EVs are sold in Cali with the majority of the rest going to CARB states...If you live in a state which doesn't yet sell the Bolt and you want one, there are ways to get them (apparently dealer swaps) and those folks most likely already bought one...

The worst the Bolt sells, the more compelling GM's next EV will be... :D
 

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U.S. Auto Boom Seems to Be History
On Tuesday, automakers reported the fourth straight monthly retreat in sales of new cars and light trucks, the longest stretch of declines since 2009. The slump underscores the view of many that auto sales have peaked and are set to trend downward.

“The market is tapped out,” said Adam Silverleib, vice president of Silko Honda, a dealership in Raynham, Mass. “It’s no longer expanding at the rate the manufacturers thought it would.”

Moreover, the top six automakers in the American market all reported declines from their April sales a year ago, and in every case the falloff exceeded analysts’ forecasts.
 

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According to WSJ:

Sales of new homes increased sharply for the third consecutive month in March, an indication that demand is picking up as the crucial spring selling season heats up.
Maybe people are buying homes again.
 

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Are North Dakota and Alaska going to doubled the Bolt sales? Half of all EVs are sold in Cali with the majority of the rest going to CARB states...If you live in a state which doesn't yet sell the Bolt and you want one, there are ways to get them (apparently dealer swaps) and those folks most likely already bought one...
Seriously?

You don't think the Bolt not being available at dealers in 42 states which are home to 67% of the US population might have a significant impact on sales?

http://insideevs.com/wp-content/upl...an-by-state-oct-2016-sep-2017_100589182_l.jpg
 

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The Bolt EV is the top selling BEV for April. Not a bad showing.

The Prius also has immensely more mind share.
These numbers are proving many of us old-school Volt owners right. Remember five or six years ago? Most of us were saying, "Toyota could build a worse Volt and people would still line up to buy them." I guess that was more right than we knew.

Are North Dakota and Alaska going to doubled the Bolt sales?
Most EVs are only viable in a handful of states. The Bolt EV is different. Its sales numbers should be similar to Tesla Model S/X, though the Bolt EV's sales numbers should ultimately be higher due to its lower price point.
 

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The Prius also has immensely more mind share.
However, if you look at Toyota's Prius numbers, Prius was down over 2,200, with the sedan (as they call the regular Prius) down over 3,100 to 5,802. The variants had similar falls by percentage. Prime doesn't look like a conquest vehicle, but it may be helping them hold onto some Prius buyers.

As for the Bolt, I'll reserve judgment until the Model 3 is released and the Leaf Gen 2 is launched. There's every reason to wait to buy at this point.

If there's a good thing to say it's that the Bolt sales are without marketing, significant lease incentives or GM pushing charging infrastructure. They really can't get worse until the tax credit's gone.
 

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These numbers are proving many of us old-school Volt owners right. Remember five or six years ago? Most of us were saying, "Toyota could build a worse Volt and people would still line up to buy them." I guess that was more right than we knew.
As I noted above, people really aren't lining up to buy them. If you add Prime to sedan sales they're still down to 7.6k from 8.9k last year. Prime is an easy sale to people shopping for a Prius, but there are fewer Prius buyers.
 

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Seriously?

You don't think the Bolt not being available at dealers in 42 states which are home to 67% of the US population might have a significant impact on sales?

http://insideevs.com/wp-content/upl...an-by-state-oct-2016-sep-2017_100589182_l.jpg
Precisely...Here you go:

“Nearly 50% of US plug-in sales are still in California. The other 9 states with ZEV mandates (CT, ME, MD, MA, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT) stand for 13%. The data shows the accumulated sales between January 2011 and October 2016.

The 10 ZEV states typically have a combined 28% of the total vehicle market but their share in plug-in sales is around 62%. In 2015/2016, the plug-in share in the 10 ZEV states was 4–5 times higher than in the US states without ZEV targets. With nationwide PEV adoption like in the ZEV states, plug-in sales would be 2 times or more of what they are today.”

http://www.ev-volumes.com/news/usa-plug-in-vehicle-sales-for-2016/
 
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