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I have read that Chevrolet is the process of rolling out the Bolt to additional states/markets. Anyone care to comment on East Coast Bolt availability in their immediate area?

I live in Rockville, MD. A quick search of the inventory at the dealer where I purchased my 2017 Volt shows 9 Bolts (6 in stock, 3 in transit).
 

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Good for you! My GM dealer will not have any Bolt EVs in stock until 2018 or later. So go and buy one!
 

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Good for you! My GM dealer will not have any Bolt EVs in stock until 2018 or later. So go and buy one!
Thanks but for now I am set with my 2017 Volt. My experience with my Volt has shown me that I don't need to use the Volt's range extender mode very often, that is with the Volt's just 50 mile or so range. If I had an EV with 200+ mile range I would be fine for all of my driving contingencies. I can definitely see my next vehicle being an EV. As far as the 2017 Bolt, I hope to sit in one at some point. Hopefully I will find the driver's seat to be comfortable. When they add adaptive cruise control to the Bolt then I can consider changing.
 

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Although cars.com shows a dozen + Bolt EVs at Massachusetts dealers, the 4 dealers I have contacted still do not have one on their lot for a test drive. One said the Bolts they have arriving maybe next week are all pre sold so no test drives on those. My Volt dealer, Colonial in Fitchburg, unfortunately will not be carrying the Bolt this year.
 

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Good for you! My GM dealer will not have any Bolt EVs in stock until 2018 or later. So go and buy one!
Raymond, I missed the news! You are going to have Bolt EVs in Puerto Rico next year??? Or is that just wishful thinking on your part? I hope you get your GM Bolt EV!
 

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Today I stopped by Ourisman Rockmont Chevrolet, Rockville, the dealership where I purchased by 2017 Volt. I was there to check out the brand new sales and service facility and to make a service appointment for my Volt (7500 mile tire rotation.) They had a brand new Bolt Premier out front that was charging. The salesman who sold me my Volt was there, he told me the Bolt had already been sold but he accommodated my request to sit in the driver's seat of the Bolt.

So I sat in the Bolt and yes the Bolt has a much narrower driver's seat bottom than my 2017 Volt. I definitely felt the side bolsters of the seat bottom compressing my legs at the outside of my thighs. Now I admit that I am a pretty wide load but what I would like to know is who exactly did they design the Bolt's front seats for other than crash test dummies and other buttless wonders?

The salesman told me that the dealership had 5 Bolts in stock as of Wednesday, this week, the Bolts were now all sold. I don't imagine that the Bolt's narrow front seats are going to limit sales. This reminds me of 2010 when I test drove a Prius and found that the Prius driver's seat caused my back to go into spasm within 10 minutes while test driving the vehicle. Still, Toyota had no incentive to improve the ergonomics of the Prius's front seats as long as Toyota was selling every one they built, many without so much as a test drive.
 
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