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Fremont Chevrolet has LT's in stock and is offering $1500 off. Capitol Chevrolet has 20 Premium and 20 LT's in stock.
Not much pent up demand for the Bolt. Is it cost or appearance or both. I haven't even seen one on the road and I work in Mountain View, CA- Google country. Also like the Volt not much marketing or media about the Bolt either.
 

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Leases are not attractive yet. Once they are reasonable I think you will see them start to move off the lot.
 

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Actually I think this was part of the roll out strategy of the Bolt EV. I think GM has intentionally flooded the markets of California and Oregon.

One of the big problems with the Volt roll out was the lack of availability at launch. Also part of it could be product mix. How many Premiers were in stock at these dealers? Perhaps the over estimated demand for the LT and underestimated it for the Premier.

Bolt EV has only been in dealers for about a month. Way to early to tell anything at this point.
 

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You could EV a Camaro, give it 500 miles range and have a MSRP of $25K and I'd bet it still wouldn't be one of Chevy's top three best seller...
 

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Actually I think this was part of the roll out strategy of the Bolt EV. I think GM has intentionally flooded the markets of California and Oregon.

One of the big problems with the Volt roll out was the lack of availability at launch. Also part of it could be product mix. How many Premiers were in stock at these dealers? Perhaps the over estimated demand for the LT and underestimated it for the Premier.

Bolt EV has only been in dealers for about a month. Way to early to tell anything at this point.
Currently on autotrader, 197 New Bolts...104 Premiers and 93 LTs...

I wouldn't worry too much about GM selling them, Chevy in particular is very incentive heavy and right now there's basically none on the Bolt EV...If demand is weak they will up the incentives...Time and time again it's been reported 51% or more lease EVs and currently the lease deals not super attractive...
 

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There were 750 Bolts on cars.com today when I checked and 4 of them were on the east coast.
 

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Seems like we have two story lines going on:

1. Dealers are gouging by selling over MSRP! http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?274881

2. Bolts are sitting on lots!

More likely one than two, but GM has done a great job of putting a lot of supply into two states, which has the very natural consequence of forcing prices to invoice. Dealers still do quite well selling at invoice and it's a reasonable deal for customers. I don't see any issues with sales at this point from GM's standpoint, and I don't see any immediate prospects of discounting (including "great" lease deals). For comparison, you can get a Volt for $5500 under MSRP.
 

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Seems to me the CA dealers got the bend over from GM when they halted all out of states sales. I doubt they would have been ordering by the 100's Bolts for just the local market. As soon as the out of state sales were halted, the discounts started happening. As DonC mention, that is good for potential customers in those markets, for sure the dealers were blindsided as they have been selling out of state for 6 years now on the Volt.

Keys and Rydel are on the hook for ~250 Bolts ...
 

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When I was talking to the sales manager about buying a 2017 Volt she said that she couldn't even give me a quote on the Bolt EV without coming in to the dealership. She also said that they were selling 5 to 10 of them a day. The next weekend when I went in to test drive the Volt there wasn't even anyone looking at the Bolt EV let alone buying one.
 

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Fremont Chevrolet has LT's in stock and is offering $1500 off. Capitol Chevrolet has 20 Premium and 20 LT's in stock.
Not much pent up demand for the Bolt. Is it cost or appearance or both. I haven't even seen one on the road and I work in Mountain View, CA- Google country. Also like the Volt not much marketing or media about the Bolt either.
I've seen two in the wild so far. One in Sunnyvale last week, and the other in Cupertino today. So they are starting to escape the dealer lots.
 

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Nobody sells cars in January, add to this GM is limiting the car to very few areas.

Given how many they have sold anyway I think is amazing
 

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Also keep in mind for this year 2017 the $7500 Federal tax credit maybe gone! The Trumpeteer may not renew it. The Bolt $40k+ price tag without fed tax credit would be considered expensive. Specially a lot of people can't stomach the look of the Bolt!
 

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GM is still filling the sales pipeline. Once they get that worked out and roll it out to all 50 states, the Bolt will 12 to 18 month stay in the top-2 EVs sold per month. For that matter, the January number is probably going to impressive.
 

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Also keep in mind for this year 2017 the $7500 Federal tax credit maybe gone! The Trumpeteer may not renew it. The Bolt $40k+ price tag without fed tax credit would be considered expensive. Specially a lot of people can't stomach the look of the Bolt!
The tax credit is limited by the number of vehicles sold not by a calendar year. So there isn't any danger of it not being "renewed". Agree that without the credit the Bolt EV would be expensive.

The Bolt EV looks like a lot of other cars. If people hated the look I'm fairly certain we wouldn't see so many similar cars. People do like high driving positions, quick accelerations, and interior space. The Bolt EV delivers there.
 

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I've seen two in the wild so far. One in Sunnyvale last week, and the other in Cupertino today. So they are starting to escape the dealer lots.
I just dropped my wife off for a flight out of SFO around noon today, and driving back up 101 toward SF, I came up on the tail of another Bolt. I followed him for a couple miles and then, when traffic shifted a bit, I merged over into the next lane and came up along his driver side. I drove alongside him for another couple miles (figuring I'd give him a appreciative nod) and kept trying to catch his eye to see if he even noticed it was another Bolt beside him. As if in a bubble, he never looked nor even noticed from what I could tell.
 

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I just dropped my wife off for a flight out of SFO around noon today, and driving back up 101 toward SF, I came up on the tail of another Bolt. I followed him for a couple miles and then, when traffic shifted a bit, I merged over into the next lane and came up along his driver side. I drove alongside him for another couple miles (figuring I'd give him a appreciative nod) and kept trying to catch his eye to see if he even noticed it was another Bolt beside him. As if in a bubble, he never looked nor even noticed from what I could tell.
You were in your stealth Bolt, he probably didn't hear you sneak up on him, or..... he was rocking out to his favorite taylor swift song. ;)
 
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